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Work smarter not harder

Work smarter not harder

Do you enjoy the summer? And your holiday?

I have spent my holiday in Norway enjoying our beautiful country and made a summer greeting for you (texted in English). It is about "Working smarter not harder".

To work smarter, it's important to take breaks. Pauses give time for reflection and to see with new eyes.

Summer vacation can give you the break you need to see new solutions and opportunities.

Here is the summer greeting:

Lean Six Sigma helps us work smarter by solving the root cause(s) of a problem instead of fixing symptoms that appear repeatedly.

You prevent fires from occurring, so you do not spend time firefighting.

You focus on eliminating errors, rather than detecting errors.

Your processes are designed to give the right result the first time. And you are continuously looking for ways to improve and reduce waste.

If you are interested in learning more about Lean Six Sigma to work smarter, Lean Tech has several options, see course calendar..

Productivity tips

To work smarter, not harder, you can check out Carson Tate's 99 productivity tips and her "Work smarter not harder video":

with the following advice to work smarter:

  1. Plan and Prioritize: Focus on what's important (Pareto principle: 20% of the effort contributes to 80% of the results)
  2. Time yourself and set goals for when to finish
  3. Delegate and outsource: Get others to support you in reaching your goals
  4. Don't be a perfectionist
  5. Ask how to do tasks faster or automate: Challenge "status quo"". 
  6. Establish an "end of the day ritual" 

Good luck!

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