Matt Girvan, writing for Fatherly, shares how he applied Lean management principles to getting his toddler ready in the morning—of all things. See below for my key takeaways.
- We tend to apply our time management ideals to work life only, but by thinking outside the box, we can employ these practices to everyday situations of inefficiency at home too
- By involving your children when you create these ‘management’ tools—such as a visual standup board to help smooth these situations over—you give them ownership
- Use images alongside a schedule so you can turn chores into a checklist; the feelings associated with completing tasks will inspire your children to do them