Finding the Hidden Waste in your Organization

25 – 50% of time at work is not actu­al­ly spent doing some­thing of val­ue. Most orga­ni­za­tions evolve over time into ver­ti­cal silos or func­tion­al group­ings of tasks: HR, finance, man­u­fac­tur­ing, oper­a­tions, ship­ping, sales. All of these func­tion­al areas have their own pri­or­i­ties and dead­lines. But, the val­ue being cre­at­ed by the work done flows hor­i­zon­tal­ly and not ver­ti­cal­ly. This is where the waste hides. 

The waste, or non-val­ue added work, is what makes the day hard, frus­trat­ing, and often demo­ti­vat­ing. Elim­i­nat­ing the waste in your day-to-day process­es isn’t near­ly as dif­fi­cult as first being able to see it and rec­og­nize it as waste. In this work­shop, your team will: 

  • learn the dif­fer­ences between func­tion­al and process focused organizations 
  • be able to iden­ti­fy what val­ue added work is, ver­sus val­ue enabling & pure waste 
  • learn why sim­ply adding more peo­ple or more cap­i­tal nev­er works to improve things 
  • be intro­duced to all the forms of process waste and how to iden­ti­fy them 
  • learn solu­tions to min­i­miz­ing & even elim­i­nat­ing waste in your processes
Online Work­shop — 2 hours