Here at Clarity Visual Management, we are passionate about Lean and firmly believe that effective and engaging visual management is the key to its success. Through the help of visual management, you can reach your goals, exceed your targets and secure financial savings which would have otherwise been lost in waste. Are you not sure how to get started on your visual management journey? Read more on our 8 Practical Tips for Successful Visual Management…
We’ve worked with some of the world’s largest brands to strategise and implement a visual management programme, supported by our high-quality specialist products, that makes Lean work and bridges the gap between the data and the people! The team here at Clarity have the training, and, arguably even more valuable, the experience, the delve deep into our clients’ Lean programmes and produce visual management that really drives performance. But, we feel our client’s, get the most from our work when we share our valuable knowledge and expertise on what makes our work so successful and has the greatest impact in our clients’ organisations. In this post, we’re going to share with you some of our ‘8 Practical Tips for Successful Visual Management’ – you can find the full guide on implementing successful visual management here and download it for yourself!
Let’s start by asking ourselves the fundamental question that should underpin all the visual management in your organisation –
“Does everyone in your organisation know whether they have had a successful day or an unsuccessful day today … and what was the reason for the outcome?”
This is crucial because it’s the starting point for all the work going forward. There’s a simple way of thinking about this which we feel really helps to get this point across, put simply – “how can your team be expected to win if they don’t know the score…?”
A team thrives when they feel their work makes a difference but communication is essential to everyone understanding how their work impacts the bigger picture. Communicating the score is easier than you might think, ‘Dashboard Displays’ are a simple way to show the current status at a glance. Their message is instantly clear to everybody, whatever their involvement in the process and whatever language they speak – it’s about simple, effective, engaging communication of the right, relevant information – that’s the key to success here!
Identifying visual deficits in your work environment might sound complicated, but it’s not. Think about this simple question –
“Is there visual information missing from the environment that impacts on your workers’ productivity of safety?”
This step is about utilising an opportunity to make your work environment speak, it’s about using effective tools that make a workplace safer and more engaging. One example to think about is floor marking. Effective floor marking is essential to most visual management projects and is used to segregate processes, departments, safe areas, meeting points and many more! Meaningful use of colour adds even more power to your floor marking scheme and keeps these areas front of mind so that there isn’t the risk of someone meandering into an area where it could potentially be dangerous.
Step two is fundamentally about getting you and your team thinking about how visual management can be used throughout a workplace and in various different ways to add value to the workplace.
We hope that this post gave you a taste of how to get started on your journey to effective, engaging visual management! If you would like a copy of out 8 Practical Tips for Successful Visual Management, you can download them from FREE on our website!
Here at Clarity Visual Management, we consult with clients both far and wide about how they can use visual management to achieve their goals, exceed their targets and make financial savings which would otherwise be lost to waste. We work with our clients to create a bespoke strategy that ensures visual management is set up for success before providing specific, high-quality Lean products to sustain the visual management programme and make Lean work in the organisation long-term.
You can read more about the work we’ve undertaken with our clients by browsing through our Visual Management Case Studies.
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