What is it?
Continuous improvement is really a way of thinking that drives habit. When continuous improvement is adopted philosophically, an individual, organization or team subscribes to an enduring loop of assessment, refinement and change. JMR has built and applied a program that can make continuous improvement a habit for the entire firm like brushing one’s teeth www.johnruh.com/brushing-your-teeth/.
3 Key Challenges It Solves
- Ensures proactive, ongoing, incremental change and advancement, rather than problem or crisis-driven response.
- Global statistics (request if interested) have demonstrated that at least 66% of people require a defined process to make change happen vs. a series of unrelated events or worse yet, crisis response.
- Secures the future by initiating innovation and inspiring the development of products and services that meet the rapidly changing needs and opportunities in today’s markets.
How It Works
- Declaration by leadership that the organization is focused on and committed to continuous improvement (ideally make it a core value).
- Design and packaging of the program with you/your managers so it fits your culture/people.
- Assignment of a Leader/Manager (can be an outsider) to lead the way with project champions for each and every continuous improvement initiative/project.
- Weekly review of results with focus on acknowledgement.
One month of initial work by us at no charge to:
- Understand what is happening now (situational analysis)
- Assess effectiveness of current approaches, if any
- Determination of the type of program that is truly needed given your culture and type of people you employ
Suggested Workshop to Start a Foundation of C.I.
Introduction to Continuous Improvement
- What is continuous improvement and why bother with it?
- How to make continuous improvement a habit like brushing your teeth
- Measurements – How to measure it and make CI a department and/or company habit