One way we can become more efficient with our daily planning and goal setting is having a work area that's ready! Why would having a work area ready make you more efficient? Think about it, if you have an area that's clean and clear of un-used materials, strategically placed access to get you up and down quickly. As well as not having to wait on anyone to finish up their work so you can get started. This allows you to focus on the task at hand and not worry about clearing a path first. You can set your daily goals without worrying about changing the plan only one hour later because the work area was not ready. It's like the "hurry up and wait" scenario, where you start off working, have to wait, then told by your boss to hurry up and get it done all because the prerequisite work had not been completed or it takes you an hour to get material to and from due to poor access or clutter around your workstation.
Ensuring your work area is ready everyday is nothing more than creating a daily routine of checks.
These three simple checks will ensure your work area is ready.
If everything checks out, then the last thing to verify is everyone that is scheduled to be in the area tomorrow will be there, and make sure the right amount of workers for the given space and task is sufficient. Creating a daily process checking these three items will help start your day off right.
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