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Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous Improvement – Introduction
  • Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous Improvement – Introduction

    Change happens. Every business environment requires continuously changing strategies, processes, tools and skills. Implementing a Continuous Improvement program is one way a company can harness their response to change and create competitive advantage. As companies launch Continuous Improvement programs, they need to have a plan. Effective programs require the following 5 elements leading to successful and sustainable …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Business Transformation, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Global Initiatives, Manufacturing and Distribution, Organizational Development, Strategy 5.0, Supply Chain Optimization, Value stream mapping, on February 19, 2022
  • Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous improvement – Part IV – Best Practices

    Focusing on one methodology for continuous improvement can limit progress, diminish innovation and restrain the organization’s ability to realize its full continuous improvement potential. In Part IV of this series, we talk about using the best practices and best tools for your Continuous Improvement program. Continuous improvement best practices include: …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, on February 18, 2022
  • FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO DO TO DRIVE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – PART V – Tools and Data

    In Part V of the series on Driving Continuous Improvement, we discuss the importance of utilizing the right combination of continuous improvement tools and data. This is where the rubber meets the road. Once you have your program aligned with your business strategy and …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Manufacturing and Distribution, Value stream mapping, on May 6, 2018
  • Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous Improvement – Part III – Culture of Strategic Execution

    Many people believe that continuous improvement is a culture.  It certainly is in the eyes of the Japanese and many others, but is continuous improvement really a culture or something else? …Read More

    This entry was posted in Business Hierarchy of Needs®, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Strategy 5.0, Value stream mapping, on February 20, 2018
  • Five Things You Need To Do To Drive Continuous Improvement – Part II – Do Not Overdue At The Outset

    Continuous improvement has a long history in the business world and after over 50 years, many leadership teams we talk to believe that it can be done quickly and implemented throughout the organization in 6-12 months.  How wrong they are. This article is about not overdoing continuous improvement at the outset.

    It is important to understand the base you are operating from. Most organizations …Read More

    This entry was posted in Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Organizational Development, on September 17, 2017
  • Five Things You Need to Do to Drive Continuous Improvement – Part I – Alignment to Strategy

    In the introduction, I identified 5 things you need to do to drive continuous improvement.  They are:

    1. Align continuous improvement with strategic objectives
    2. Don’t overdo process excellence at outset; this is an evolutionary process
    3. Integrate continuous improvement into a culture of strategic execution
    4. Blend the best practices from the different methodologies
    5. Focus on data, not emotions

    In this article, we show how business strategy should drive continuous improvement programs and not the other way around. Continuous improvement …Read More

    This entry was posted in Anti-Strategy, Continuous Improvement, Driving Continuous Improvement Series, Strategy 5.0, Value stream mapping, on August 18, 2017

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