While identifying your company's wastes is a critical step in the process to continually improve your business, evaluating your personal wastes is key to ensuring you are maximizing the use of your limited time. In today’s fast-paced environment, it can often seem easier to address the trivial many (which require less time) than to invest the time necessary to mitigate the significant few.

We've developed the Personal Waste Diagnostic as a tool to gain a clear picture of the tasks you perform each week, how much time you spend on these tasks, and whether they are best handled by you or delegated to someone else.

As you go through this exercise, try to think about how your weekly tasks fit into the following quadrants:

personal strategy and value

For questions or assistance in using this tool, please contact Robert S. Olszewski at Email.">Email.