When was the last time you thought, ‘why didn’t someone tell me about this sooner?’

This was how I felt after studying a field called Continuous Improvement and I’d like to share my insights with you. Even though it has been around for over 100 years, you may still be wondering…

What is Continuous Improvement?

Continuous Improvement helps you to become more efficient and more consistent by standardizing the way you work. It started from studies done for the manufacturing industry, specifically in the automotive sector.

Think of it as a guide to advanced organizational skills. Everyone can organize but learning Continuous Improvement enhances your abilities.

Have you ever sat back and thought about what it really means to organize something?  

Five Ways To Organize

When we organize something, we simply put it back in a better order than it was when we found it. There are five ways to do this. We can arrange, schedule, optimize, communicate, and correct.

We arrange our rooms, schedule our time, optimize our workflows, communicate our information, and we correct our mistakes. You probably do these routinely, and they make up the very basic skill set.

Advanced Ways To Organize

Continuous Improvement explains five advanced ways to organize. It explains these through templates called: 5S, Just-in-Time, Single Minute Operation, Visual Factory, and Foolproofing

The goal of these templates is to help you free up time and reduce stress.

Where Can I Learn More About Continuous Improvement?

There are plenty of resources online where you can learn, but if you want a quick and simple guide, I wrote ‘Organized.’ for just that purpose. I’ve made a slide show presentation as a quick overview and it’s available to purchase on Amazon here: Organized.Your Guide To Working Smarter Through Continuous Improvement

I’ve also put up some free Google Spreadsheets that you might find helpful in staying productive.

If you’re wondering more about the author, head over to ryanannese.com. Have a nice day!

– Ryan