Gemba – go to the place

Gemba – 現場 – Japanese term meaning “the real place”

“In quality management, gemba means the manufacturing  floor and the idea is that if a problem occurs, the engineers must go there to understand the full impact of the problem, gathering data from all sources.”

“The only real way to understand a problem is to go and see it on the ground.” Economist article on Genchi genbutsu here.

How to meditate

Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here, the New York Times offers basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.