Course Title

Lean Entrepreneurship for Gig Worker

Type of Course

Non-Technical

Type of Training

Classroom

Skill Focus Area

Entrepreneurship and Lean Management

Duration (Days)

3 Days / 24 Hours

Level of Certification

Certificate of Attendance

Course Overview

Gig Workers are valuable assets to the new Gig Economy in many industries across the board post MCO. As a Gig Worker, it is important to have the necessary skills to manage a continuous stream of gigs to sustain their income. With the necessary Entrepreneurship and Lean Management skillsets, every Gig Worker will be more equipped for continuous positivity and profitability.

Participants who undergo this program will understand the foundations of Entrepreneurship, Lean Management and its applications to their respective job scopes across functions.

The value to the industry is that this program will impart valuable Entrepreneurship skills with Lean Management concepts to ensure participants become the right people while improving to construct the right processes in generating their desired level of profitability (3P Methodology); use root cause problem solving methods (RCPS) to identify and eliminate wastes (8W) in their business that would incur unwanted losses; and set a proper roadmap to bring their business to profitability.

Lean Management concepts are well known to be used in many profitable businesses. It will be very useful for all industries looking and participants in this course will learn how to engineer proper business processes and apply learnings from this program to any business environment.

Prerequisites

Anyone with interest to learn event management skills irrespective of education level.

Course Objectives

 This programme aims to:

  • Clarify proper entrepreneurship mindset and lean foundations for participants so that they are ready to apply these skills to their gig work and manage a steady flow of work and income.
  • Have participants be aware of the ideal state of affairs, become a value-driven team player and long term asset of the organisations that hire them for different gigs.
  • Help participants set a good standard for processes and instill positive values of ownership, accountability and responsibility in themselves with continuous improvement disciplines.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Elaborate the ESBI structure and core differences between taking charge of their gigs and waiting passively for income to come their way.
  • Identify their objectives in the organisation they serve and the value they bring to the table.
  • Explain core lean concepts of 3P, 3M, 5S, PDCA, 8W and RCPS.
  • Identify the customers they serve and expectations to deliver good quality service/products.
  • Express the current and desire state of lean method of their gig work and personal finances.
  • Explain how they intend to apply lean techniques in their environment.
  • Develop a standardised process using 5S in the department/environment desired for change.
  • Define ownership, accountability and responsibility.
  • Define quality for their scope of work and how to self-motivate to get the job done in a timely manner.

Learning Activities

This is an applied learning programme conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussions, peer-to-peer assessments, feedback and personal consultation. The course is structured as repetitive cycles of learn-see-do. Firstly, we will teach the principles of the programme, then how they are put into practice. After that, the participants will participate in illustrating the application of principles to a business scenario in class, fulfilling the "do" cycle. We will repeat these learn-see-do cycles until each element is covered and then examine how the pieces work together to support a problem-solving culture, which is typical for a mature lean organisation. There will be an individual and/or group discussion, presentation and/or structured exercises. At the end of each day, there will be assessments to assess the participants’ understanding of the course content.

Target Groups

  • Independent gig workers
  • Contingent gig workers