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How to Apply 5S: The Frightening Fridge at Work - GoLeanSixSigma.com

How to Apply 5S: The Frightening Fridge at Work

Workplace refrigerators around the world are a necessary evil. Employees need facilities for their meals, but no one seems to clean up after themselves when they’re done and no is one assigned to maintain the shared space so it’s no surprise they’re such a universal source of irritation. Here’s how…

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How to Apply 5S: Makeup Storage - GoLeanSixSigma.com

How to Apply 5S: Makeup Storage

Organizing makeup is art. At least, that’s the way I see it when I walk into brightly lit, seemingly sterile Sephora stores across the US and also into the beauty section of the Ala Moana Shopping Center’s Nordstrom. My makeup drawers and bags? Not so artsy, or sterile. Staying on top…

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Why You Can’t Coach on a Process Without a Standard - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Why You Can’t Coach on a Process Without a Standard

I recently coached a process improvement practitioner as he was working with a process improvement team in an ambulatory surgery practice. After one of the meetings, we were debriefing with the nursing manager and she said something that caught my attention: “You can’t counsel on a broken process.” I thought,…

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How to Apply 5S: Medicine Cabinet - GoLeanSixSigma.com

How to Apply 5S: Messy Medicine Cabinet

Medicine cabinets are often forgotten. Unless you’re coughing, sneezing, rubbing your eyes, or blowing your nose, the need for medicine cabinet goods doesn’t come to mind. The medicine cabinet should be cleaned out often as drugs expire or they might fall into the wrong hands. Responsible storage and disposal of…

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