The 8 barriers that are ruining your team's productivity
(and how to overcome them)
Presentation Synopsis: DOWNTIME (or TIMWOODS) is an acronym for 8 wastes in Lean: defects, overproduction, waiting, non-utilized skills, transportation, inventory, motion, and extra processing.
These wastes are mostly applicable to workers that build things, but
what about a typical knowledge worker?
People can't be managed like machines. Activities such as batching, which are typically frowned upon in producing goods, can actually be a good practice for knowledge workers.
Taking a few extra steps to get to the printer is not near as harmful as constant context switching throughout the day.
In this session, Robert will introduce a new acronym (HIVEMIND) for categorizing wastes for knowledge workers. He will also demonstrate how the fundamentals of Lean apply to knowledge workers, with a behavioral science twist
Speaker Biography: Robert Newcombe is an Associate Partner with Barrington Consulting Group and the co-lead of the Barrington OPS practice. Robert has worked with clients in manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, and the public sector improve their processes, increase their productivity, and eliminate waste. Robert is the designated trainer for time management and Microsoft Outlook for the Provincial Government of Nova Scotia and a personal productivity fanatic.