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KAIKETSU

Easy innovation

Get your teams on board and innovate together. From mapping task workflows to generating business cases, Kaiketsu is online innovation and automation assessment software that lets you decide where to start. 

Map | Explore | Change

Other solutions are built on an assumption that operations are simply a collection of mechanical assets. Kaiketsu considers that a business is not a collection of assets, rather a collection of people performing activities and tasks as efficiently as possible, by using those assets to achieve that goal. 
 
 
Kaiketsu focuses on using your most valuable and versatile asset – your people. Kaiketsu redefines assets in terms of how they improve the productivity of the workforce, giving a competitive advantage over approaches that simply try to sweat assets while ignoring the human interactions that fundamentally make them valuable.

An innovation tool for internal teams

Compared to the traditional method of consultants studying and observing members of an organisation over several days and weeks. Kaiketsu allows for self-assessment, business case generation and an automation roadmap within a day.

Innovation Managers
Supervisors
Team Members
Six work types to explore

Using O*NET's occupational database definitions we can group a variety of activities and tasks into 6 work types: Simple Physical, Complex Physical, Information Gathering, Processing and Analysing Data, Create Problem Solving and Interpersonal Interactions. 

Grouping by work types allows us to collate and compare a variety of tasks together to produce a simple task breakdown. 

Descriptions of each work type with some examples are provided below.

Simple Physical

  • repetitive tasks that never deviate

  • routine physical work

  • consistency of task is very important

Moving items | Using a hammer | Manufacturing simple items 

Know where to innovate

Know how to innovate

Enable teams to change

Easy visualisation of your task breakdowns and network complexity
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Task breakdown

The software enables an individual or a group to self assess a task for change or automation.

 

Users create a task and then answer a series of questions that describes the task and its associated roles. Tasks are also reviewed by others to fill in any gaps in the mapping process. When many tasks are mapped for a role or project they can than be compared together to create a list of priority for automation potential.

The questionnaire type data is automatically processed to create a network diagram, breakdown of a task into 6 work types, and also cost details.

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The task breakdown shows what parts of a task are easily automatable i.e. Simple Physical, and what the cost impact is when removing one of these components. For example a large portion of a surveying task may be classed as ‘Information Gathering’, drone technology may be considered for this component to decrease the time and cost of gathering survey data.

Cost details are provided as a summary cost of the task and also for each task work type. Kaiketsu makes it easy to generate this information and it can then be used for business cases for managers or employees making the case for innovation projects i.e. to state the financial benefits of automating a task.

Network Complexity

Kaiketsu looks at all the interrelationships and connections between a task and the strengths of those relationships. This is an important step in understanding how to change a task and how this impacts the rest of the process. 
 
In calculating the cost of and automatability of a task, Kaiketsu considers both the effort of the person who does the task, and the effort of the people who receive the task. It also captures the quality of the services provided, allowing your staff to express parts of their work where they could perform better if provided better inputs or parts of their work where they ignore most of what is produced. 

Start with a workshop

Unsure where to start  when identifying parts of a business that need change? Start with a Kaiketsu workshop.

  • 2 x 4 hr sessions @ CORE Innovation Hub, Perth

  • up to 10 people per session

  • group and individual activities using the Kaiketsu software

    • map people interactions and network complexity​

    • map task complexity and data flows

    • review tasks done by others

Includes

  • short talks on innovation concepts, the future of work, automation technologies 

​​Project 412 will guide participants of the workshop through the Kaiketsu software, provide explanations and other Kaiketsu task examples.  Participants will be able to see real time results and visualisations as they process map their tasks and interactions. 

 
We recommend selecting 10 operational roles from one section of the business, or critical roles (and associated roles) where innovation is needed in the business. 

Work together to get a quick innovation win!

Try Kaiketsu for free

Explore some premapped tasks and roles as well as their network of interactions.

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