People tell us that they receive an average of around 60 e-mails per day and more than 75% are irrelevant. Unnecessary meetings consume a day per week on their own. Unnecessary controls, reporting and escalation can waste hours every week.
If any business had a manufacturing facility with 50% or more scrap, they would close it down tomorrow. So why do we put up with poor quality, cooperation, communication, control and unnecessary work where 50% waste is normal?
Global Integration has developed a highly focused workshop designed to apply work simplification techniques to drive out unnecessary cooperation, communication and control. The purpose is to inspire and enable you to save you a day per week and cut down on the expense and frustration that pointless work can cause. You can use that time to focus on what is really important or restore some work life balance.
The biggest areas for improvement include unnecessary teamwork, irrelevant meetings, badly run conference calls and webinars, stifling controls and worthless e-mails. Typical workshop issues to help save a day a week might include:
- introducing simpler ways of working to get things done faster and without unnecessary cooperation
- fewer, better meetings – how to focus meetings, cut out unnecessary meetings, topics and participants and reduce unnecessary content
- disconnecting from unnecessary communication through technology (such as emails) and making what remains more effective
- finding the right balance of control and trust in your team, building the capability and confidence needed to decentralize and speed up decision making and delivery
Our ‘Save a day a week’ workshops can be tailored to the specific time stealers in your organization through our diagnostic survey. We find out where the biggest opportunities are for you and your teams to save time, and can quickly design a workshop focused on driving specific improvements to the way you and your organization work.
Based on past experience with other teams and organizations, this could save you up to a day a week of unnecessary work. What would you do with that extra time?