As a new year approaches, it’s crucial that SMEs across all sectors plan their budgets effectively. Whilst we appreciate that there are many things to include in an annual budget, we want to stress the importance of factoring in visual management and ensuring that relevant tools are integrated into your operations strategy.
The role of visual management is to support clear communication, workplace safety, accountability, efficiency and workflow. By investing in the right types of visual management products and Lean systems, your business is equipped to achieve its ambitious targets and minimise waste in the process. Below are some of the benefits that come with including visual management in your annual budget.
When targets, KPIs, scores and other mission-critical data are displayed visually, your teams can see how a department is performing and what still needs to be achieved. Rather than having to find the data on a computer or consult a small clipboard, this core information is prominent, accessible and very easy to digest.
Visual management is all about empowering employees to think differently and more efficiently. Due to visual information being processed by the human brain 60,000 times faster than blocks of text, your workers can stay on track in a convenient and error-proof way.
Our range of visual management products such as 5S cuboids, magnetic overlays and heavy duty bespoke whiteboards are designed to speak volumes quickly and effectively. By integrating visual management across your premises, your workplace constantly tells a story and helps employees to perform their duties with ultimate levels of efficiency and precision.
Quality, efficiency and sustainability always equate to more profitable day-to-day operations. When your staff feel in control, they can carry out their roles to greater effect, reduce waste, maximise output, and help the business to protect its bottom line.
One of the main roles of visual management is to make the workplace a safe place for everyone. From floor markings that identify the flow of work, to cleaning stations that make vital equipment accessible at a moment’s notice, visual management products are a powerful method of increasing health and safety levels in a wide range of production environments.
Meanwhile, visual management boards and similar tools help to make essential information available in an instant. This keeps production operatives, engineers and management teams in the know and allows everyone to nip problems in the bud, rectify issues quickly, and maintain safe surroundings.
Visual management keeps everyone on the same page. This helps all staff to work towards the same goals and complete tasks in line with the wider company mission. When your entire workforce is aligned, there’s no limit to what can be accomplished.
To get an even greater feel for how Clarity can support your business in 2022 and beyond, download our 10 Visual Management Tips brochure. You can also and book an appointment with one of our Senior Visual Management Advisors who will explain how to effectively integrate visual management into your 2022 budget.
Get in touch and speak with a Visual Management Specialist to answer any questions you may have on our products, consultancy or business.
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