Lean thinking in everyday life!

  1. Seiton (Set in order): Putting all necessary items in the optimal place for fulfilling their function in the workplace.
  2. Seisō (Shine): Sweeping or cleaning and inspecting the workplace, tools and machinery on a regular basis.
  3. Seiketsu (Standardize): Standardize the processes used to sort, order and clean the workplace.
  4. Shitsuke (Sustain): Is the developed processes by self-discipline of the workers. Also translates as “do without being told”.
Figure 1. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo
  1. Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
  2. Finish discarding first. Before getting rid of items, sincerely thank each item for serving its purpose.
  3. Tidy by category, not location.
  4. Follow the right order.
  5. Ask yourself it it sparks joy.

“Visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder” — Marie Kondo

In both scenarios, industries and homes, the benefits tend to pop-up immediately. Small changes can cause a positive effect on the personal performance regardless of the location, specially nowadays were psychological wellness is much needed. So be creative! Lean thinking can become part of your lifestyle with lots of benefits at a minimum cost.

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