The secret for world-class standardized work
Learn from the experts! Don’t miss this classic but still up-to-date article on standardized work by John Shook:
The common misconceptions about standardized work are incredible well summarized as follows:
- Don’t confuse standardization with commonization.
- Don’t try to impose standardized work without also providing a structured improvement process, a clearly defined, unambiguous means of making improvements (kaizen).
- Practice, practice, practice…
- Don’t forget the critical role of the leader/manager.
The basic tools for getting things done are summarized here:
For more details, please read the article, it’s worth your time!