Organize Your Workspace the 5S Way!

“A place for everything and everything in its place.”  Learn how to organize your workspace, using the 5S system:  Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. 

This Lean method empowers staff to improve and simplify their physical work environment by reducing waste in the forms of excess inventory, time spent searching for the correct items, and unnecessary movement due to improper location of equipment and supplies. Once fully implemented, the 5S process can increase morale, create positive impressions, and increase efficiency and organization.

Topics Covered

  • 5S Background and Overview
  • 5S Case Studies
  • How to 5S Your Workspace
  • Personal Spaces vs. Shared Spaces
  • 5S Action Planning
  • Summary, Resources

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  • Employees interested in learning how to better organize their workspace. 
  • This class is available to non-managers.  However, employees may invite their manager or supervisor to enroll with them if there is a specific 5S project in the workplace that they will collaborate on.


  • Learn the 5 S’s of workplace organization
  • Identify opportunities for 5S in the workplace
  • Apply basic concepts of 5S in your workspace

What Participants are Saying:

  • "Learning how the unneeded things in your environment can make finding what you need take a lot longer and be more frustrating than necessary."  
  • "Great practical ideas I can implement right away."
  • "The concepts are relevant to an individual, to a team, to a whole department, and even to our personal lives."