Visual Management is an Enabler for Effective Lean Leadership. Many Examples, Templates, and Articles Below Can Help You in Your Lean Journey

Visual Management is an effective way to manage a process. You can gain efficiency and effectiveness by making the process visible. Another benefit is that the visibility of the process also enables faster communication and identification of problems much quicker. Find Visual Control tools, templates, board examples in the following articles below.

Visual Management at a Hotel

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Don’t you hate it when you attempt to get a fork from a condiment stand, but end up picking up a spoon? Has that ever happened to you? I hope I’m not alone in this one. Well, at a recent hotel stay, I experienced simple and powerful visual management that completely prevented me from making […]

Visual Management: The Buddy Wheel

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As most of you know, I have a pretty big family. I’m grateful for my family and I love all the kids – but sometimes, okay more often than not – things are a bit crazy. So, we need all the help we can get in running this massive operation I call my family. That […]

Bathroom Visual Management: Whose Toothbrush is it?

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When you have 9 children with an age range of 14 years for the oldest and 2 as the youngest, the more they can do things on their own (self-sufficient) the better it is for mom and dad and, ultimately, for them. One goal we have as parents is for our kids to learn to […]

Visual Management: What’s In It For Me?

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Answering the question “What’s In It For Me” (also known by its acronym WIIFM, pronounced “WE-FEM”) is a common change management strategy. Often times the approach is to demonstrate how one method or another is important and how the application of that method will help the person you’re trying to persuade. Almost always, education is […]

Taxes Online: Tax Audit Risk Visual Management

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Every year about this time in the United States, people scramble to get their taxes done. I’m no exception. But thankfully, with the help of tax professionals and Turbotax, there is plenty of help to decode and understand the¬†convoluted¬†tax laws that we have to abide by. In the course of doing my taxes, I’ve found […]