It’s spring time. I’ve been disposing of stuff.
I heard of a strategy about decluttering your closet. It goes like this:
Take a look at every single piece of closing in your closet.
Ask yourself: How much would I pay for this item of clothing today?
If the answer is zero, it’s wasting space with you and it needs a new home.
I did this to my closet and unloaded a bunch of stuff. Shirts that didn’t fit quite right. Sweaters with holes in them. Shoes that don’t fit the rotation. They made their way to a local thrift store. Hopefully to a better home.
Our workspaces are like our closets. What’s in your space that you don’t need or don’t use? What’s left there from a job or function that you once did?
People who operate in a lean way take this kind of inventory all the time.
Shelves get cleared of excess inventory. Tools get repurposed. Things we step over all the time are removed.
Take a fresh look at your collection spots. See what needs to go. The sparser our work space, the more that gets done.
PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace
Since 2005, he has been sharing his thoughts on the organization, leadership, and communication in an online daily note to teammates called Daily with HQ.