We talk a lot about minimizing waste, improving processes, and implementing best practices. Lean and five-S are common words in our collective vocabulary. Everyone at the office is usually on the lookout for improvement opportunities and we document small improvements as Kaizens. How do you use process improvement ideas at home?
Take assembling furniture for example. This can involve several different items to make in a short period of time, and who wouldn’t want to save time and be better prepared to finish a piece of furniture?
There are several learning points to bringing process improvement ideas home. When assembling furniture (the work lessons are in parentheses):
Granted, some of the things above might be derived from pure common sense, but, as the saying goes, common sense is not always very common. Bringing process improvement ideas home may not be exciting, but bringing ideas from work may not be a bad idea after all!
Do you bring home tips and process improvement ideas from work? If so, please share them. We’d love to hear your stories!