The Rainy Season Ends
Insome places the rainy season comes like clockwork. It is predictable, andpeople seem more prepared to fall into a daily rhythm of living withoutsunshine.
Buthere in Central Ohio it comes harder to us. April set a record for rainfall andMay is determined to do the same. The ground is so saturated that farmerscannot plant crops and everyone wonders when the rains will end.
Sothis week when the sun returned and warmed our hearts, we all experienced arenew sense of purpose.
Thefocal point for us right now is the creation of Kaizen teams to begin toconsider small changes for the betterment of our processes.
OnTuesday we all viewed a DVD entitled “Toast Kaizen” in four groups throughoutthe day. It is a humorous look at the process of a man making toast for hiswife in their kitchen. It illustrated how we could look for waste in a process,even our own.
Thenon Thursday each of the four groups gathered again and brought ideas on how toimprove our processes. Over fifty ideas were given! Next week we will form smallteams to consider the first of these ideas, and propose measures to implementthem.
OneWrite Company is very fortunate to have been exposed to the concepts ofContinuous Improvement and Lean Thinking. All of us have begun seeing in a newway, and what we see is a brighter and better future.