LeanAcademy (Season 2)

The Lean Office & Administration Toolbox
Obeyaka / Lean Layout
Safety & Ergonomics

8. Unused Potential of Employees

In order to recognize waste and avoid it completely, it is crucial to include the practical knowledge of the employees.

Examples for unused potential of employees in the Office

  • Leave the creative potential of your own employees unused.
  • Employees’ ideas and suggestions for improvement are not actively “picked up” and demanded every day.
  • Ideas and suggestions for improvement that have long been known to employees are not implemented.
  • The employees of a department do not exchange information on the tasks, errors, and challenges that occur for them each day.
  • There is no induction plan for new employees.