Tag - Productivity Improvement

Not happy with the production achieved in your business? Not happy with yours and your staffs productivity? Productivity improvement can be achieved in a number of ways. Do you feel that there is always more to get done than you have time for? You are not alone. 12Faces has a Leaders Briefing which will give you the skills to overcome this problem. Learn how to choose the most important tasks. Then be amazed when you start ticking things off your list. At the same time learn how to double your productivity in under 2 weeks!! Productivity improvement can also be achieved by learning about Agile, Scrum, Kanban; Parkinson’s Law; Waste and the Multitasking Tool. Train your staff in these skills and the improvement will flow into your bottom line Profit.

How to Double Your Personal Productivity in Under Two Weeks

There just never seems to be enough time in the life of a manager toget all the things queued up in front of you done. Do you know that feeling? It doesn't have to be like that though. Two simple skills can make you up to 16 times more productive! Read on to see how...

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Take Advantage of Agile / Scrum / Kanban to Increase Productivity

In a smaller business there is always plenty to do and many demands on a managers most limited resource; time.  Often the owners time is the major bottleneck on the growth of the business (see the introductory article to Theory of Constraints).  Plenty of other businesses have struggled with prioritising time...

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SM4.0 Business Efficiency: Waste Reduction Introduction

Eight Types of Waste The well-known Toyota car company identified seven types of waste that had an impact on Productivity and Profit.  An eighth has been added more recently.  By gradually reducing these wastes, you can improve the Productivity and Profit of your business.  In Japanese, this is referred to as reducing "muda" (pronounced Moo-da).  This article discusses how...

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How Kanban Improves Work Flow

Kanbans are a tool for structuring how work flows into the work-in-progress queues so that workers do not get overloaded and can use their time most effectively. Kanbans, and variations on them, are widely used in software projects (e.g. Scrum and Agile) and manufacturing (e.g. Lean and Six Sigma). Blue...

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LB4: Getting Stuff Done When There is Lots

As a business manager, there is always more to be done than you possibly have time for.  If you want to work reasonable hours and have a life outside the business, you will have to prioritise what you do.  This article describes several techniques that can help you reduce the...

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Why Multitasking is not your Friend

The ability to, and the act of, multitasking is sometimes seen as a good thing. However, it can be clearly demonstrated that multitasking is an inefficient process that can contribute to waste in any business.  Yellow Belt

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What Parkinson’s Law Tells Us about Wasted Work

Northcote Parkinson, writing in 1955, semi humorously proposed his ‘law’ that “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion”. This is very true.  Staff will often take as much time as is available to them to work on a project even though that might mean unnecessary embellishments. Even good staff...

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