An original education offering of AGI – Goldratt Institute, the Jonah Program® has evolved significantly over the last 25 years. The evolution has been based on new understandings and application-based learnings, with the objective of making it a process that individuals and leadership teams could more easily learn and use to achieve their goals.
We consider our most recent upgrade to the Jonah Program® to be a real breakthrough in this effort. Going back to our roots, we asked why people want to attend the Jonah Program®. Most said they would like to be able to think like Jonah – the character in The Goal who was able to help Alex develop “common-sense” solutions to address his problems. To think in that manner would help most every individual and leadership team to ask better questions and develop better, more actionable answers.
In The Goal, Jonah REALLY understood his subject matter. He knew the underlying principles that drive results in a production environment. He understood how dependency and variation interact to create the typical – probably too typical – outcomes. He knew how to explain this in ways that made it look like “common sense,” and he was able to use that understanding to lead a management team by asking the right questions.