5S Begins with SORT

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For Lean Office practitioners, you’ll recognize the reference to 5S, which is a 5-step process for gaining and maintaining order which in turn, invites increased efficiency, not to mention self-satisfaction.   The first step is the SORT process, which is where a semblance of order begins to take shape. Keep these 3 things in mind when Sorting any space:

  1. Make decisions. You have clutter because “clutter is a result of delayed decisions”. Take a close look at your stuff – it’s waiting for a nano-second decision to be made pertaining to it.  If you’re like many, you have those pieces of “randomness” just sitting around. It’s time to take action.
  2. When in doubt, move it out. This is a familiar saying within Lean circles, but in essence, if something is sitting in your office and doesn’t belong there, get rid of it.
  3. Release, Relocate and Recycle. These are your options when getting rid of clutter and inviting a neater environment. Releasing an item doesn’t always mean tossing it. You may be able to donate something or pass it on to someone else who can use it.

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