Lean Countermeasures

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Never Be Wrong Again

Does that sound like an impossible promise? If you’re trying to achieve big goals at work, it’s hard enough to be right half the...
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Whip Out the WIP Board

https://vimeo.com/265912042 Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, I’ve been providing you steps to stay productive and focused in work and in life. If you completed your mind map...

How to Make a Mind Map

Any Harry Potter fans out there? If so, you’re familiar with the idea of a pensieve. The wizard Albus Dumbledore uses the pensieve—a large, shallow...
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4 Email Mistakes That Kill Productivity

  Do you spend most of your day on email? You’re in good company. For most of us, the office environment has shrunk from a...
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Get Wise and Synchronize!

  Want to learn how to shave weeks off knowledge work—with valuable learning as an added return on your investment? The first order of business is...
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Putting 5S to Work in the Business Office

If you read this blog regularly, you’re aware that the same lean tools that make manufacturing more efficient can work wonders in the business...

When Finger-Pointing Is a Good Thing

This month’s blog post will be short and sweet. Why? My WIP is at max! (If this concept is new to you, revisit my...

(VIDEO) Is Work in Process Sinking Your Productivity?

https://vimeo.com/265912042 Knowledge work is invisible. It’s inside your head, or buried in emails and files. That’s the biggest problem you face when you’re trying to...