(42 von 100)
Why: I spend too much time finding business documents.
Goal: find any file in 10 seconds.
Table of Contents
Action: Give All Belongings An Address.
3 Key Concepts
How to clean and organize things?
In short, make it a part of your working habit to label objects with a specific address.
This book summarizes the way to implement 5S in our offices. If you do not know 5S, here is the quick re-cap.
- Seiri: Sort to keep or discard.
- Seiton: Set in order of usage frequency.
- Seiso: Shine
- Seiketsu: Standardize with address.
- Shitsuke: Sustain with regular check.
Sort: set time to discard
It is hard for all of us to throw things away. The common mistake is that we do not set a rule. It is, therefore, hard to make decisions.
- Always use: keep
- Use sometimes: set an expiration date of 1 week or 1 month. Discard as time runs out!
- Never use: discard
Set in order: put in order of usage frequency
The idea is to minimize the time to find and reach the target object by keeping frequently-used things near you.
- Always use: multiple times per week, put on your desk.
- Use sometimes: once per week or month, put on a shelf.
- Selten use: archive in a room, put out of your sight.
Give a home address: draw a line and set an address.
It is far more efficient to put things in a slot or in a frame than decide where exactly to put them.
To sum up, it is refreshing for me to read these principles as we use them in our production line. Now, I have a practical idea of how to apply it to my everyday life.
Goal check: I learned the system to put things so that reducing saving and searching effort.
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Get this book on Amazon here!
Bonus: Give address in this format.
Place – Type of things – How many
A = Shelf in living room
1 = Business books
③ = Position 1 in that shelf