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What's the next improvement step?

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Improvement plans can be overwhelming for many businesses.

On top of the day to day activities that you need to complete, the 'continuous improvement' plan can easily be left to one side.

After months of being busy the improvements don't happen and eventually something else will take priority and the opportunity to improve risks being lost.

A simple remedy to this problem is to pick one action step from the plan and build it into your schedule for the week. Just one, and a small one at that (you might need to break it down if it still looks unmanageable).

Try eating away at one action a week, until you have started to feel more confident at taking more on-board. And, if you have chosen the right kind of actions, you might start to see some of your time being freed up to do more...

Giles Johnston
Author of Business Process Re-Engineering