This week, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) introduced new guidelines suggesting that women start regular mammograms every two years at age 40 —a significant change from previous recommendations which suggested age 50. This update has been prompted by increased breast cancer diagnoses among younger women and a concerning number of deaths among Black women, who already face a 40% higher risk.
My Kids love Soft boiled to dip toast in. They are notoriously variable to get just right. Every Sunday morning I have a checklist. Same Pan. Same setting on stove. Same amount of water. Set Time. Play Bob Marley 3 little birds. Same amount of water to cool eggs after 5 mins. Result... wait for it... a Perfect Yoke to Poke every time...... True Story.
“Changing a company’s cultural is much harder than just implementing tools.”
This really resonates. From the point of view of a scaling startup struggling with quality, focused on the short term and not seeing gains from process changes, this nails it.
Some of my poka-yoke:
1. Any new electronic device for my family or work must be chargeable via USB-C PD
2. Socks: a single type/color for athletic shoes, single type/color for dress shoes
3. Payment - carry two different credit cards + backup cash in wallet