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Visual Management

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On average this
course contributes
3-4 hours
towards your CPD

There are a number of tools within the Lean toolkit that can be used to eliminate waste. This module looks at one such tool - Visual Management, which uses visual aids to streamline processes.

Visual management focuses on teaching learners about the importance of workplace/workstation organisation and how visual aids and signals can help streamline any process and communications.

Visual management simplifies understanding of the workplace and provides a more accurate perception of reality, enabling learners to make informed decisions quickly.

Visual Management also helps to address the issues of having individual, isolated pools of knowledge, and also overcomes the issues of having centralised knowledge, by converting it into a "knowledge field" in which everything is appropriately public and can be easily interpreted. Visual communications is all about replacing text with easy to understand images. However, it goes beyond just communicating information: it can be used to control processes too.

This course draws upon "Lean" principles: Lean is often described as an approach for providing products or services that a customer requires on-time, of the right quality, at the right price, in the right amount, whilst meeting budgetary constraints and continually reducing costs. Visual Management is a technique which runs through all Lean principles. This course includes a "notes" feature which encourages learners to focus their thinking around real life situations from their work place. At points throughout the course learners will be asked to stop and think about their own work situation and, using the "notes" feature, document how this could apply in their own work environment. The aim of the module is to provide learners with a good understanding of practical visual tools that can be used to help support the elimination of "waste" and improve communication within their organisations.

Having completed this module, the learner will:

  • Understand what visual management is and how it is useful in a healthcare setting
  • Be able to list examples of visual communication and how they can aid understanding
  • Appreciate the benefits of Key Performance Indicators and dashboards, and distinguish how they should be displayed
  • Understand what visual controls are, why they are necessary and how they can be implemented

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Lean Principles
  • Introduction to Visual Management
  • Visual Communications
  • Visual Controls
  • Visual Management and Summary

Target Audience

This e-learning module is aimed at helping individuals and teams to gain a broad knowledge of visual management techniques. Although this module uses examples and scenarios from a Health and Social Care setting, it is equally useful to anyone outside of this sector wishing to have a better understanding of the value of Visual Management.

Duration

It is estimated that this module will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.

Certification

On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact info@ukvirtual-college.co.uk, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

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What

This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.

How

The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course

When

This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 3-4 hours.

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