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Sheila Keller, Marketing Strategist

Lean office in this economy?

We realize that many Michigan businesses have taken big hits over the past few years. However, some industries have seen modest job growth. Others have seen big growth. Here is something to consider. It is easy to put lean office or document management projects on the back burner because we are too busy implementing other projects or dealing with everyday “stuff”. One thing that is true in this economy is that companies have cut waste and jobs, so everyone is doing more. So is now a good time or a bad one to look at getting lean. Here is the one question to consider: If the process is broken or in disarray now, how much harder will it be to fix when you grow 10%? How about 25%?