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It seems as though everyone is doing Lean these days—Lean Office, Lean Manufacturing, Lean this and Lean that. Lean is a very good process improvement methodology started by Toyota. However, Lean is frequently done without inclusion of human factors/ergonomics (HF/E). This lack of using a human centered approach lessens the effectiveness and sustainable of Lean improvements. This article will explain the reasons for that statement and help you understand that a significant amount of waste is still present after Lean has been done without regards to HF/E.
Continued from Improve the Effectiveness of Employee Training by Apply Lean & Human Factors Principles Part 1
/HF Techniques For Training
Every employer provides some type of employee training. The effectiveness of that training is often circumspect. Did you ever have employees attend a training and afterwards you would swear that despite your ability to verify they were there physically, you questioned whether they really learned anything as nothing changed—not their skills, retention of information and/or actions. Why is this and what can be done?
In my previous blog I listed out 5 common misconceptions and/or mistakes employers make when considering/implementing sit-stand workstations (SSWs). SSWs are an investment and one worth doing right the first time in order for SSW implementation to be successful and sustainable and, of course in all business investments, to optimize ROI—employee usage, health & safety, and productivity. The following are 5 Solutions to the Common Mistakes/Mis
Can changing to a quicker cadence be the right solution to resolve timing, error and safety issues in your company? It was the solution for one client of mine. Not only that but it was also a solution to one of my personal fitness issues too! Read on to learn how a cadence change can benefit you.
A couple weeks ago I attended as well as presented at ASSE’s Safety 20125 professional development conference. I always enjoy spending time in the exhibit hall looking for new and innovative products. There were two products that caught my attention this year. The first I will highlight in this blog and the second in another blog.
Is lean and ergonomics something you add to what you are doing? If so, don't expect it to last.
What do you think the answer is to those questions? Before I give you the answer I want you to consider 5 questions (reference):