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8 Ways To Stay Motivated While Working with Kanban

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02nd Nov, 2016
8 Ways To Stay Motivated While Working with Kanban

There are quite a lot of different time-management systems when it comes to the manufacturing process but the Kanban is a particularly interesting one. Developed by one of the leading engineers of Toyota, the Kanban is a way of managing the entire supply chain in order to achieve JIT manufacture – this stands for just in time processes. It is particularly effective and yet quite challenging for both the managers and the employees. With this in mind, let’s take a look at a few things that need to be accounted for in order to stay properly motivated.

1. Self-awareness is important

You need to be well aware of your own capabilities – what you can and can’t do. This is particularly important when it comes to staying motivated while working with this particular management system. This is going to enable you to assess your capabilities and know your limits.

2. Reach out to your colleagues

The Kanban is known to be a system which relies thoroughly on social support. With this in mind, reaching out to your colleagues in times of need is something that you are going to have to resort to every now and then.

3. Mange your own energy

Be thoughtful on how you spend your energy. A lot of the times you are going to be required to do repetitive work so make sure that every move is properly optimized. This is going to ensure that you make it through the entire shift without any issues.

4. Tweak all of your work habits

Make sure that you have no unnecessary habits that manifest throughout the working time. This is particularly important and you need to take care of it. You’d be surprised to know how much energy you waste on things which aren’t even productive.

5. Roadblocks need to be reconsidered

If there is a certain setback that you are concerned with, take your time to figure it out. If there is something that’s preventing you from handling the work appropriately make sure that you tweak it.

6. Be open to self-jokes

Doing the same thing over and over again is going to get you thinking. Sometimes, you are going to do silly mistakes out of carelessness. Don’t worry – it happens. Be open to jokes and laugh at them – you need different experiences.

7. Savor your success

When you get the task done from scratch you should celebrate. Of course, that’s not in the most literal meaning of the word. However, savor your accomplishments and enjoy them as much as you can.

8. Break your goals down

You are going to be flooded with assignments – make sure to break them down in individual and achievable chunks. This is particularly important. The accomplishment of every single task is going to motivate you to keep going and that’s something which is of tremendous impact.
As you can see, there are quite a lot of things that you might want to account for when it comes to handling repetitive management schemes.


Joel Roberts

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Joel Roberts is and a business consultant for OraclePrimavera Viewerand MicrosoftProject Viewer. She is a Mind Mapping expert with numerous mind maps created and used as templates. Her articles have been featured more than a dozen business websites.