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2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7 E ver find staff members looking idle, standing around between tasks? Train your staff to make a habit of looking for tasks that can be completed in 2 minutes: post-op phone calls, entering case histo- ry, completing a medical- chart review, and so on. Write these kinds of rudi- mentary chores in a place where everyone can see them and remind your people to be constantly asking themselves, "What can I be doing right now?" Help them develop the habit. As everyone begins seeing each other imple- ment the rule, your staff will start to see a cultural shift at large — one that benefits your entire facility's productivity. If everyone adheres to the 2-minute rule, tedious tasks are split more fairly and done more efficiently. Ann Geier, MS, RN, CNOR, CASC Surgical Information Systems Charleston, S.C. ann.geier@sisfirst.com The 2-Minute Rule of Work • JUST 2 MINUTES Tasks like post-op phone calls can easily be tackled with 2 minutes of downtime. Ideas Work That

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