Category Archives: Lean Office

Why Routines Are Smart

Why Routines Are Smart

I’ve written before about the importance of developing routines. When we are routine in the way we do things, we become efficient. And when we are efficient, we are more productive. In other words, if you consistently want to get …
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Productivity Pointer: Leaving Effective Voicemails

Productivity Pointer: Leaving Effective Voicemails

Voicemail is inevitable in our busy culture. Practice this tip when leaving a voicemail and just perhaps you’ll get a call back sooner than expected.

10 Ways to Manage Interruptions

10 Ways to Manage Interruptions

You want to get your work done. But you also don’t want to ignore others as they pop into your cubicle to catch up on the weekend’s activities. Curbing interruptions and distractions will help you improve your time management. Follow …
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Be In Control of Your Day, Every Day

Be In Control of Your Day, Every Day

Here’s a quick tip that will help you start out your day without getting sucked into email.

5 Ways to Apply Lean Office 5S to Your Traveling Process

5 Ways to Apply Lean Office 5S to Your Traveling Process

Learning to be organized is as easy as 1-2-3-4-5. Using Lean Office’s method called 5S is a systematic approach to bringing organization to any area. These 5 steps can be applied to everything from cleaning out your email Inbox to …
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Applying Lean Office 5S for Filing Systems

Applying Lean Office 5S for Filing Systems

By: Audrey Thomas, CSP When it comes to being disorganized, is it any surprise that paper continues to be one of the biggest problems that plague people at home and at the office? Before organizing (and hopefully filing) those piles …
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Decision Made

Decision Made

Ask a dozen people why they think they experience disorganization and you’ll hear a dozen different answers. Some of the most common reasons include: I don’t have enough storage space I was never disorganized until I got married or had …
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5S Straighten – Point of Use Storage

5S Straighten – Point of Use Storage

We’ve all seen pictures of a workbench pegboard with outline drawings for each tool. Perhaps we’ve chuckled at the anal-ness of it or maybe we’ve secretly hoped we could be that organized.  Pegboard outlines are a prime example of Straightening …
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Do’s and Don’ts within the Office: 5 areas to keep uncomfortable situations from arising

Do’s and Don’ts within the Office: 5 areas to keep uncomfortable situations from arising

When two or more people work in proximity to one another, there just might be a possibility that uncomfortable situations will arise.  It’s theoretical of course; just a remote possibility. What appears to be okay for one individual might get …
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Spring Cleaning the 5S Way

Spring Cleaning the 5S Way

Each year during the months of March and April many companies and organizations encourage employees to spend time spring cleaning their offices, storage rooms and file systems.  Some companies even designate a particular week in which to devote to cleaning …
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