Office skills

Keen, Mike
March 2011
Management Services;Spring2011, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
The article discusses the need for the Lean structured method to continuously improve office productivity in Great Britain in March 2011. It says that the Lean principles can be applied to the office setting if the organization is viewed holistically, which can potentially reduce waste by as much as 80 percent. According to the author, significant performance improvements can be achieved by eliminating mistakes, cutting costs and removing bottlenecks. The opportunities presented by the Lean in the office program and the ways to conduct a waste audit are also discussed.


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