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Continuous Improvement - it's just an experiment!

We seem to feel so much pressure when we come to improve our businesses.

Admittedly our actions are scrutinised and our results are inspected.

You can understand why so many people don't attempt to improve...

A simple change to our language and the pressure can lessen.

Why don't we start talking about experiments?

Simple, low key experiments to find out if we are on the right track (before we go head first into a full blown improvement activity).

You can see the relaxation in people's faces when you start talking about experiments rather than change.

I don't know the results of my client's experiment, and neither do they (or their colleagues).

But the principles of the experiments are sound, and our hypotheses say that things should get better.

So, let's test out our ideas in a safe way. Let's call it an experiment and take the pressure off us a little bit.

What do you think?

Giles Johnston
Author of Business Process Re-Engineering and creator of the 'Making It Happen' online course for improving continuous improvement skills.

P.S. If you want some practical, real world, methods for making change happen in your business check out my online course (plus, it has a free one month trial to see if you like it). Click here.