Takings things too far


My Council (as in the one I work for) are keen that we take the concept of visual management more seriously. The nifty slogan we are working by is: ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’.

Yesterday morning I wondered downstairs to talk to a colleague and spotted this:

What exactly is writing equipment?

Writing Equipment??? Really???

Surely, ‘pens’ would have sufficed?

And don’t you just love the fact that post-it notes have their own section!

It gave me a small smile which helped to pass a tough day

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6 Comments on “Takings things too far”


  1. […] ‘Taking things too far’ – We Love Local Government ‘What is writing equipment exactly?’ (it’s pens, by the way). […]

  2. J.G.Harston Says:

    “Writing Equipment??? … Surely, ‘pens’ would have sufficed?”

    What about pencils?

  3. citizenr Says:

    Perhaps you could request that it be put in alphabetical order with a visual representation for EAL/ dyslexics/ visual learners?

  4. localgov Says:

    Where does selotape go? Adhesives or misc? How about tippex?! Blue-tac?!?! Note pads?!?!?!

    My head hurts!

  5. Another LG worker Says:

    How many hole punchers and staplers does someone need?!


  6. As a person with Aspergers, I would have taken “pens” very literally and only deposited pens in this slot. Then I would driven myself mad trying to figure out what to do with pencils and markers…


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