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What's your CI direction of travel?

One of my clients was complaining about the slow progress they were making on their improvements.

In the past I have felt the same frustration, the feeling that you want all of the improvements to take effect today (or tomorrow, latest!).

But sometimes we need to put this into context...

What is the 'direction of travel' with regards to your improvements?

It is better to be heading in the right direction and going slowly than going in the wrong direction quickly.

Wouldn't you agree?

Many businesses find that their improvement activities go slowly at first and then speed up later on.

And, we can always brainstorm some ideas on how to spend a little more time on our improvement activities (try it out if you don't believe me).

Getting ourselves heading in the right direction is always our first challenge.

So, if you feel the way my client did then try this:

  1. Check to ensure that you are heading in the right direction.
  2. Generate ideas to accelerate your progress, once you have confirmed you are going in the right direction.
Make sure that your seat belts are fastened!


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