Some of the biggest opportunities is in providing a solution to the problems that people either miss or can’t articulate – or, don’t even recognize as a problem, even though it really is a problem. That’s one critical aspect of Kaizen.
While I don’t drink coffee, I have many friends that do and I’ve seen them struggle with the cup of coffee they buy in the morning from Starbucks Coffee or other places.
Think about it – a cup of coffee shouldn’t be that difficult to manage, but yet I’ve seen people:
- Get burned by coffee
- Spill their cup of coffee
- Drop their cup of coffee
Most likely, the people that have experienced any of the above incidents from their coffee drinking probably thought that the incident “comes with the territory” or is one of those “live-with” things that come with life.
Below is a simple solution, using Visual Management that aims to prevent the above defects:
For the coffee drinkers out there – would the above help you in your coffee drinking?
- Hat Tip to David Anderson for the image (twitter.com/agilemanager) ↩