A Place for everything and everything in its place, that’s everything about getting organized.
From the point you start your day to the time you take to the pillows, we do multiple things, small activities just on the instinct of doing it. We keep on moving unless it strikes us to wait and reflect on the stance, to take a glance on the aspect of how do we do things around? Do we waste our time and effort in the non-value adding aspect of the work or in doing repetitive mistakes because of poor processes? Once having understood, we make a change in the way we have been doing things, and stay assured of better results. It has been proven. This article attempts to bring out the Lean Thinking behind keeping place for everything and everything in place.
In our daily activities, we can trace the Non-Value adding time that we lose in searching for things around. Especially the smaller ones are the most notorious. However, this tricky situation has a solution.
Take out your wallet from the pocket. “A space for the notes, a cut for coins, and a card space, for the business cards…a place for everything and everything in its place (PEEP). If it is kept in any other manner, only a few things would accommodate in this wallet.
It’s all about organizing in the most optimum way!
We face a situation where we wait for decisions, information or person for carrying out our work. We can cut out the non-value adding transactions by deciding on improving the processes. Bad Processes are when we assumingly seek the enhanced output but do not change the way things are done. The process of Decision Making starts with you and the how we see things around us.
In the perspective of Place for Everything and Every Useful Thing in its Place, we should examine our activities. Let’s bring a simple change in your lifestyle after you return home. Decide where you want to leave footwear. Make a decision and ensure that you will not leave your footwear anywhere else, under any circumstance. This is kind of an enforced discipline of self by self and to be maintained by self.
Let’s bring a simple change in your lifestyle after you return home. Pick a place where you want to leave shoes. Make a decision and ensure that you will not leave your footwear anywhere else, under any condition. This is kind of an enforced discipline of self by self and to be maintained by self.
Divide your wardrobe, even if it’s a shelf, define spaces for your casual clothes, daily wear etc. Define spaces in your bag for laptop and charger, notebook and other stationery etc. Rearrange folders in your computer, use distinct and easily understandable names for your folders and organize all your files within those defined folders. You should be able to take your socks and belt from your wardrobe, even with your eyes closed. With your eyes closed, you should be able to throw something into the dustbin in a corner.
You’ve decided to keep your bike/car keys in a particular place; that’s where you’ll keep them. It encourages the repeated behaviour of finding things in place.
The physical things have an immense impact on how we think, like we feel so cozy in our bedroom, mostly because of the things around. We feel so enthused to be at our favorite sports ground, a joy basically coming out of the space around. It brings back memories of a good time. Therefore, very often should we think about improving physical area around us to be become more productive day by day!
Mature behavior is to communicate at the level at which the other would understand. The systems that follow a Common Sense Approach are the ones that are more accepted and widely followed. Some policy that has no common agenda would incite no followers, and we stand amazed at how rules are violated. With the Kaizenwe propose, we expect making spaces clear for productive work and deploy our resources in the Value Adding Component of Work that gets us Customer Focused Growth.
Once a reputed CEO wrote his Job Description, “My job is three-fold, one to define the spaces; two, to dress both the interiors and the exteriors; and three, to guide the most efficient execution of one and two.”
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