Merging Wasteflow with Workflow

Ever hear this when trying to start a new program?

“I just don’t have the time.”

“We just don’t have the space”

“There’s just no money for that”

“That’s not going to work here, because no one cares”

Believe us; we have. In fact, these excuses are the most popular form of resistance. However, none of these can stop a well-orchestrated program. Most often these excuses and resistance to change, in general, are in response to fear that new processes will disrupt an employee’s existing workflow.

If your organization’s wasteflows do not correlate with your employees’ workflows, your waste segregation program will fail. Reduction In Motion understands and respects this relationship. In fact, it is a pivotal component when designing programs. We do not take a cookie-cutter approach to helping our clients. We understand that each of our clients is unique even though many of their challenges are universal.

Our clients often need help sifting through the details of their day-to-day operations to find opportunities for improvement. Many of these opportunities are, in fact, challenges to the relationship between wasteflow and workflow that need to be overcome. Small modifications to equipment, trash holding areas, or the dock can have huge positive impacts on employee efficiency, waste budget and environmental footprint.

To effectively integrate wasteflows with workflows, stakeholders from across various disciplines in an organization must be engaged (something most of our clients do not have the time to achieve). Reduction In Motion provides on-site program support and an effective means for engaging employees across your organization. Before, during and after program implementation, our team is on-site to ensure long-term success. We help wasteflows evolve over time to better align with workflows.

Workflows can be complicated, but your wasteflows should never be. Take for instance an operating room. Surgical departments, who have adopted progressive waste segregation programs, may have up to 10 separate waste streams coming out of each operating room. If these 10 separate containers and wasteflows disrupt the efficiency of a surgical procedure, waste will not be segregated properly. Container capacity and mobility are keys to success in the operating room. Reduction In Motion works with our healthcare clients to identify appropriate waste containers and flows for the surgical setting.

Contact Reduction In Motion today for a free consultation and initial on-site visit. In just one visit, we can help you better understand your options for improving the relationship between wasteflow and workflow across your organization.  Contact us via (410)877-1593 or