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No matter which sector your business is based in, information and communication are at its core. Due to the ever-changing nature of processes, costs, budgets, KPIs, output and various other factors, this information needs to be easy to access, update and monitor. Thanks to the huge range of visual management products available from ClarityVM, achieving this has never been so simple and straightforward.
Visual management makes vital data part of the fabric of a workplace, helping to embed it into the culture of an organisation. Due to visual information being processed 60,000 times faster than text, we’ve designed a wide variety of products that will enable your employees to stay in control of their duties and reach milestones much more easily.
Whilst documents and digital files are ideal for storing company data, visual management is all about making the most important information available in just a few seconds and from a few feet away. Prime examples are magnetic overlays, whiteboards, floor markings and shadow boards, which convey information in a clear and immediate way.
For example, floor markings provide directions and best practice guidance in a highly visual manner, whereas whiteboards can communicate everything from root cause analysis and 5S audits, to customer service tips and “You Said, We Did” achievements.
When you adopt a visual management approach, you’ll find that everything runs more smoothly. A top example is the tracking of processes, efficiency and waste, which then allows your staff to further enhance the results through continuous improvement. It’s all well and good having standards, targets and deadlines, but unless they’re constantly accessible your staff can lose sight of daily performance and opportunities for development.
All kinds of issues can arise in a workplace. Some have an ongoing nature, such as too much waste being generated and kinks in the supply chain, whereas others are more unique and urgent, like an accident occurring that could have easily been avoided.
Visual management products play a central role in pinpointing problems and mistakes. They enable your teams to work out what’s not working well, develop a system that will rectify it, and then clearly communicate information to encourage operational excellence.
Shadow boards, for instance, ensure that equipment is always returned to its home when not in use, and the TIM WOODS system helps everyone to reduce the eight types of waste that can affect a company’s productivity, sustainability and profit margins.
When an employee has constant access to performance data, they become more engaged in their duties. Feeling connected to one’s work is very important, as it empowers the individual and transparently shows them how their role benefits the wider department and the company as a whole.
We’re a team of visual management and Lean management specialists who believe that every business should have the tools to continually improve their daily operations. To discover how we can help you to be more efficient in what you do, get in touch on 01482 296451 or fill in our contact form.
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