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Waste not want not: The art of lean thinking

In Branding, Development, Effectiveness, Inspire, Leadership, Learning, Performance Management, Personal Branding, Philosophy, Positive Thinking on October 13, 2014 at 2:51 am

Ever heard the phrase a messy desk is a messy mind? Or ever heard a colleague utter the dreaded words: now where is that file? I had it right here. (Rustle rustle) Ahh there it is! Found it!

And surely you’ve noticed how much longer it takes you to find things in a cluttered environment?

It starts with space. Your space defines who you are.

Some view this as a tangible showcase of where you call home. Or perhaps where you work.

The realists. The rationalists. They speak in quantifiable amounts of things you can tick off on a checklist. The house. The garden. The extra room. The office. The desk. These are extensions to their existence. It becomes an external factor.

The dreamers, the free spirits, however, have a slightly different take on this. In their eyes, your space is right where you are at that given moment in time. It is an internal factor. A different philosophy.

Neither is right or wrong.

But no matter what school of thought you live by, lean thinking applies to both when progress and performance is at stake.

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