The LTF asks two questions which need to be considered when implementing standardised work:
How do we do and improve the work?
How do we develop the capabilities we need?
We shall start to explore these questions by thinking about the Purpose of standardised work.
Standardised Work Poster
Please make sure you have a copy of the Standardised Work Teach Poster to refer to.
It can be downloaded here if you have not already done so:
Standardised Work primarily defines how the work should be done.
It is the best known documented combination of people and equipment to complete the work using the minimum amount of resources.
It clarifies who, what, where and when the work is to be carried out.
By doing this and creating the standard we can establish a baseline to improve from.
As such, it is the 1st step of improvement.
Ensures the Work is done:
It also ensures that the work is done Safely, Correctly and Efficiently.
Having defined how to do the work, it provides a baseline to start improving the work.