What YOU can do:
Important Information Regarding Corona Virus and Application of your Skills
First and foremost, we hope this note finds you healthy and in good cheer. While unplanned, this is certainly a great time for our students to be learning the valuable tools and techniques presented in the Green Belt training program. This training certainly has a positive impact on the work processes each trainee encounters on the job every day, but as many of you suspect, that same knowledge can be applied at home.
Take the COVID-19 virus as an example of how this training can be used to help you and those you know and love through this difficult time. There is a large volume of data being generated in relation to the virus that can easily be misinterpreted, leading to poor decision making. With a better understanding of statistics and data analysis, you will certainly be able to make better, more informed decisions. Let’s look at just a few of the skills taught in the Green Belt training that can be used to help you fight COVID-19:
Apply 5S Principles to Virus Response:
Use the skills taught in the 5S module to help you, and by extension your family and friends, be better prepared and protected over the coming months.
Then there is Visual Management ...
Consider how you might improve your response to COVID-19 if you incorporated the techniques taught in the Visual Management module into your 5S practices.
- A box for shoes to be placed at the door when entering the house, reminds you to take them off.
- A sign on the fridge will remind the family to wash their hands before fixing food.
- A checklist of needed items that goes with you to the store ensures items are not forgotten and eliminates unnecessary shopping trips.
- Changing the background image on your cell phone to a picture of Lysol wipes will help remind you to keep it clean.
Last but not least Standard Work
- Proper hand washing.
- What to do when entering or leaving a store.
- What to do when returning to your car.
- What to do when entering your home after being out.
Following well thought-out and thorough standard work steps will help you avoid mistakes or missteps that may result in infection.
In Summary ...
These are just a few ideas that came to mind as our thoughts turned to all of you and your families during this crisis. We’re sure you will discover even more ways to apply the skills you are acquiring in the Green Belt program and this will empower you to better fight the COVID-19 virus! Employing these skills will actually help reduce the amount of time it takes to control the spread of the virus and get the economy, school schedules, visits to grandparents, and your entire life back to normal. By continuing your training and developing your skills, you will become more productive, your team and organization will transform from good to great, and you will increase the quality of life for you and your family … so press on!
The OpusWorks® Team
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