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Develop a Plan for Continuous Improvement

Follow These Six Simple Steps

Continuous improvement initiatives enable organizations to make regular small changes in workflow. Employees can adapt better to change when it is occurring regularly and is well planned. Take these six simple steps to launch continuous improvement initiatives:

Do some research – where are some potential areas for improvement? Gather feedback […]

Is Two Better than One?

In today’s society we want everything better, faster, and more efficient than it once was. In fact, some of us want it cheaper as well. Even though we live in an environment of constant change and improvement, most of us have learned to adapt and even expect more than is even currently available. Pondering the […]

The value of delayed decisions

Most conversations about improvement revolve around finding ways to speed things up. Whether by focusing on the elimination of unnecessary activities, doing less more often, reducing clutter, training the mind to avoid multitasking, or any other approach to speeding up decision making the prevailing message is clear: do things faster.

The desire to do things […]

What if what’s in their best interest……doesn’t interest them?

A very good post appeared on the FastCompany site recently, in which author Ginny Whitelaw declared, “Empathy is the most powerful leadership tool.”There’s not a lot to disagree with in the article. It is, essentially, about Covey’s “seek first to understand” and represents both a practical, and I would say moralistic, way to approach your […]

How Done are You??

“I’ll let you know when I’m finished.”

One of the most frustrating things I hear when dealing with project managers is that they are unable to tell if a project is 5%, 25% or 95% complete, due to the ambiguous, ever-changing nature of the task at hand. Apparently, since the work is always changing, it’s impossible […]