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 standardized work with work standards.
  • 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!

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