Enthusiasm for Project Team Work Addressed in a Webinar for the Building Industry

This webinar presented knowledge about how enthusiasm for work can be methodically generated within project teams working in the building design and construction industry. While it was specifically designed for a lean project audience, the material is relevant to all team-based work.

For many leaders and coaches a primary concern is obtaining the full engagement of everyone on a project team in new practices. Despite best efforts at directing people toward desired behaviors universal buy-in for change is hard to achieve. That is because the traditional way of implementing new practices fails to tap the holistic aspects of change.

Because we designed this webinar for a lean audience, we used the Toyota Motor Company story to illustrate the Transformational Legacy elements at work. The lean story begins with an understanding of human nature at work, the foundation for which was set by Sakichi Toyoda and his son Kiichiro. The founders of Toyota Motor established basic practices that continue to serve as a catalyst for sustained enthusiasm for both continuous improvement and ground-breaking innovation - enthusiasm that has survived several leadership generations. These basic practices, rooted in human nature, are identifiable and can be methodically created within project teams. This webinar outlined the practices and recommended ways viewers can put them to work.