Using the 8 Wastes Checksheet with a person or a group can be an eye-opener. People don’t’ often see the waste that is all around them. Another technique that often changes a workspace and improves productivity is a 5S. If you can organize a 5S people often start paying attention to the potential of Lean.

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.