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One strategy to accelerate continuous improvement projects

You're right!

There are many strategies to help accelerate continuous improvement projects becoming a reality.

But, I want to share one fundamental strategy, without this the others are largely pointless.

Have a list of your improvement projects.

That's it; pretty basic I know.

It is however a strategy that I see missing from businesses that are struggling.

(Quite often they are not just struggling with continuous improvement projects, they seem to have loose ends everywhere!)

There's lots of things you can do with a list:

  • You can prioritise it.
  • You can stop having to 'remember to remember'.
  • You can share it with your bosses and colleagues.
  • You can use it to balance out workloads.
  • You can convert parts if it into action plans.
  • You can use it as a point of focus for the business.

But, you can't do these things without a list in the first place!

You can make a difference today

So, if your continuous improvement projects aren't going the way that you had hoped and you don't have a shopping list of continuous improvement ideas then I would recommend that you start there.

And, if you want to discover at a range of strategies to improve how you implement your continuous improvement projects then check out my Making It Happen course where you can practice new skills and improve your business at the same time. You can find out more about it here.

Enjoy writing your list,


About the author
Giles Johnston is a Chartered Engineer who specialises in helping businesses to grow and improve through better business processes.

Giles is also the author of Business Process Re-Engineering and creator of the 'Making It Happen' continuous improvement strategies course.