Obeya Association

Sustainable & Inclusive decision making

Welcome at the Obeya Centre of Expertise & Community

What is an Obeya?

The Obeya is a physical or digital space where strategy meets execution. The Obeya approach builds alignment and ownership across diverse groups of stakeholders to solve complex problems, drive cultural change and get work done. It is not just a facilitation style – it is a way of working, thinking, designing solutions and fostering innovation. Learn more about Obeya here.

Obeya & OKR:
A match made in heaven

Lead Agilist Jelmer Koekkoek from Dutch online KNAB Bank shares how at KNAB they connect strategy and execution using OKR and Obeya.

An absolute must see for all Lean, Agile and Strategy Professionals.

From tool to philosophy

The Obeya Association is a platform and a world wide network that aims to share knowledge on Obeya easier than before. We aim to develop Obeya “from tool to philosophy” We are a community of Obeya practitioners, discussing, creating, sharing, testing and continuously improving Obeya practices.

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The 11 Obeya Principles

  • Easy print version for in your Obeya
  • Guidelines for forming an Obeya
  • Designed by and for Obeya experts


Leading With Obeya - Maximizing human leadership potential

By Tim Wiegel

Everyone Obeya - Strategically connected and predictable improvement (Dutch)

By Jeroen Janssen


digital lean iobeya

How to digitize your Lean System

Is it really possible, or even practical, to digitize Lean practices? Lean philosophy has been around for decades and many Lean practitioners highlight the significance of pen and paper execution.

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