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“The one thing that you can do is to stand down for ten minutes and 3-S your shop.”
Paul Akers,  the hands on Manufacturer who also wrote 2 Second Lean, was one of our Update conference’s most popular speakers. (Paul will tell you, as he told us, he’s not a speaker. He’s not a consultant. He’s a MANUFACTURING GUY.)

Paul Akers, manufacturing guy.

 
One of the ideas that he shared  is so appropriate right now, I feel that I have to share.
The one thing that you can do right now is to do a ten or fifteen minute stand-down and 3-S (Clean, sort, and organize) your premises
Have your team sanitize every surface that anyone touches.
Sweeping = sanitizing

Everyone gets to do their part!
The fellow on the ladder cleaning the sign- that the V.P. of Sales.

People get pretty excited when there is a threat- but there is nothing that they can do. Its called the fight or flight syndrome, and when people can’t do anything, they get stressed.
Look at 3-S’ing your premises as a great way to 1) take positive steps to prevent transmission of the virus or germs among your team, and 2) a positive step to de-stress because people are doing work to reduce everyone’s risk.
Do it everyday- even when this COVID-19 event is in our rear-view mirror.
Thank you Paul Akers for giving us a tool we can use to minimize our risk as we improve our workplace and culture.
That’s a lot of great takeaways  from just two slides, Paul. Maybe we should call it 2-slide lean. What do you think Paul?

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