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Weekend Fun: My Ironic Home Office

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It's been a month now since my wife and I moved to San Antonio. I've been on the road most or all of the last four weeks… so my home office is still very unsettled. Today, I'm working on that while listening (plug alert) to my college buddy John Sandfort's new jazz CD.

I am decluttering… discovering boxes I haven't open yet (there's my belts!!) and trying to Sort and Set in Order (ah, 5S).

Ironically, this old sign is cluttering up my office. I should just trash it, give it to a client, or do some sort of blog reader contest to give it away (with a copy of  Lean Hospitals  or Healthcare Kaizen?). I should use it first. :-)

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

2 Comments
  1. Kevin says

    Long ago, after my third corporate move in less than 5 years, I realized that I had some real office and home office boxes that I still hadn’t unpacked since the first move. In a fit of bravado that perhaps presaged my diving into lean, I just threw them out – unopened. I figured if I hadn’t needed them in two subsequent moves, they must not be valuable. I occasionally wonder what was in them, but I still haven’t missed anything.

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