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Implement This Program in
    Your Organization
The 5S program was devised in Japan in
 order to achieve a high degree of
 cleanliness and standardization on
 factory floors. This program gets its
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 name from five Japanese words; Seiri
 (Sort), Seiton (Set), Seiso (Shine),
 Seiketsu (Standardize), and Shitsuke
 (Sustain). When implemented, this
 program has the ability to make the
 workplace safer and more efficient,
 thereby increasing employee morale.
It is a good idea to implement 5S
 because this will help increase your
 company's competitiveness. However,
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 you are sure to find a few problems
 associated with implementing this
 concept.
These problems generally arise from your
 employees' resistance to change. This is
 a very h        failing and you should take
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 steps to address it.
1. Don't implement this program without
                   carefully
 planning things carefully. Start by
 changing any one process, particularly
 one that is very visible. This will help
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 build a lot of confidence in the process
 and will reduce resistance to future
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 changes. Also, this will require less effort
 on your part. The logistics of making
 many changes simultaneously will be too
 big for you to handle.
2. Don't push through very big changes.
 This can antagonize your employees and
 make them fear for the future. If you
 make changes in small increments, but
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 maintain the momentum then you will be
 successful in the long term.
3. Communicate the importance of these
                   employees.
 changes to your employees Only if you
 have their whole hearted co-operation
 will you be able to push through this
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 program. People at all levels in the
 organization have to understand the
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 importance of this program and have to
 contribute accordingly.
4. Don't let systems revert to their
                                     follow
 original nature because of lack of follow-
 up. Invest time and money in a god
 training p g
        g program and also in monitoring  g
 systems so that the changes are not
 forgotten or ignored. As a matter of fact,
 you will need to build on these
 incremental changes in order to take
                          direction.
 your company in a new direction
As you can see, you need to have a great
 deal of patience in order to implement 5S
 in your organization. However, the
 results are well worth it. If you feel
                               y
 overwhelmed with the task ahead then it
 is a good idea to call in a management
 consulting ffirm to oversee the changes
 and set the right systems in place. You
 will be able to achieve a more efficient
 way of working and your customers will
 also notice the improvement in your
 products and services.
Read about the different obstacles to 5S
                 face
  that you might face. Find out how you
  can overcome them easily.
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Description: The 5S program was devised in Japan in order to achieve a high degree of cleanliness and standardization on factory floors. This program gets its name from five Japanese words; Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Set), Seiso (Shine), Seiketsu (Standardize), and Shitsuke (Sustain). When implemented, this program has the ability to make the workplace safer and more efficient, thereby increasing employee morale.