The 9th Type of #Lean Waste – Tape?
I was preparing for the Gemba Academy webinar that I’m doing next Tuesday (you can still sign up) on Stories about the Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare.
I found this fun picture from about 2008 that I decided to incorporate into my talk. I was leading some 5S work in an X-ray area, where the focus was on preventing delays to patient flow by making sure staff had the right supplies available in the right locations. The team played a prank on me while I was away from our conference room. :-)
I dubbed this the 9th type of waste… wasting tape to do unnecessary “5S” type work. Putting tape around my laptop wouldn’t be Lean, it would be L.A.M.E.