Do you have a long list of improvement opportunities that never seems to change? Do you feel that the whole list is stuck and not delivering the benefits that are possible? …if you feel the same then you are not alone!
Meetings can be pressurised. Deadlines can do funny things to people’s thinking. The demands of a business can trim away the perceived fat of being able to stop, mull things over and come up with new ideas. Is this the same for your business?
One strategy that is worth considering, if your improvement projects aren’t going as well as you would hope, is to go visible. ‘Going visible’ is slightly different to ‘going public’ for one simple reason.
When you are getting stuck trying to generate alternative options to solve your business improvement challenges don’t forget to ask for help. A simple ‘could you give me your thoughts on X?’ can generate a whole raft of alternative improvement ideas (where X is your issue to be resolved, of course!).
Do you feel that your continuous improvement plans are going off course? Do you sometimes wonder if you are on the right track when it comes to making change? If you feel that your improvement plans are going off course then don’t worry, join the rest of us who have to embrace this on a regular basis!