How long does it take for you or your team member to find something? Are they in places that are easy to find? Or does it take 45 minutes to find the exact thing you’re looking for. This is quite common, especially in this digital era we live in, when it’s easier to just create a new document or video… but then the old, outdated one is still living somewhere, taking up digital space and causing confusion.
This can actually be a huge inefficiency to your business. Think about it, if it takes someone on your team 5 minutes to find something, it’s all good. But if it takes 45 minutes to dig around, that’s costing you money and creating frustration.
On this episode of the Run Like Clockwork podcast, Adrienne talks about digital clutter as a major source of inefficiency in business. Since being a Lean Six Sigma expert in her corporate/large manufacturing career, she has adapted the principals + tools for efficiency in small businesses.
Topics Adrienne covers in this episode:
The cost of clutter
How to apply the Lean Six Sigma system called 5S to your digital + physical world
Elaborates on the 5S’s: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain
How to use the Clockwork ACDC framework for organizing
What’s at stake if you don’t set up and sustain a digital system? Well, you waste time and money, and cause a lot of stress + frustration by not having efficient systems to keep you and your team organized and standardized.
Bonus tip: it does not have to be you setting up and maintaining the systems. You could assign it to a team member. #winning
Let us know how it goes! We’d love some screenshots of your digital or physical space. We love peeking at the backends of businesses. Tag us on Instagram @rlclockwork
And as always, we’re continuing the conversation over in our free Run Like Clockwork Community! We’d love to hear your Clockwork questions and see your digital declutter projects!