Wiki Wednesday – What To Standardize?

Wiki Wednesday is where we have 1 topic and several thoughts on the topic from Lean practitioners.

“What do you standardize and how to you figure out what to standardize; how much is too much?”

Please leave your thoughts on the comments section. Here are some thoughts to get you started:

The simple answer is standardize what makes sense. You have to balance flexibility with standardization. If you have a pretty predictable job then up to 80-90% of your tasks can be standardized. If you own your own business then you might want only 10-20% of your tasks standardized. Either way you should experiment with standardizing. Even creative types can benefit from standardizing. It makes sure you don’t forget to do important things like fasten your seat belt, send out emails, or go to the gym. It may seem counter-intuitive but you can actually get more work done when you standardize your tasks.

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