What You Are Missing if You Don’t Use Standard Work

What You Are Missing if You Don’t Use Standard Work

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What You Are Missing if You Don’t Use Standard Work
 

When we talk to leaders who haven’t yet implemented Standard Work, our first question is always, “Why?” We get a range of answers including that it is too much work to get set-up, employees won’t like it, and there just isn’t time.

While we take issue with the idea that employees won’t like it (hint: if they don’t, Standard Work has probably not been implemented properly), we do agree that it does take some work and time to get started. But if organizations never did anything difficult or time-consuming, they’d be in pretty bad shape. Organizations tackle challenges when they see the benefits are great and the risks of doing nothing are painful. When it comes to Standard Work, there’s a lot to lose by doing nothing.

Here are some things you might be missing.

 

Adherence to Best Practices

There are usually many ways to get from point A to point B, but only one that constitutes the most efficient path according to the data currently available. Standard work ensures that each person who performs a task is using the best currently known method.

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Original: https://blog.kainexus.com/improvement-disciplines/lean/what-you-are-missing-if-you-dont-use-standard-work
By: Greg Jacobson
Posted: June 13, 2017, 11:20 am

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