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What happens when you give up with continuous improvement?

How many people have you spoken to about continuous improvement and striving to run your business the way that it should be run?

Do you ever get the response that they have run out of steam and that they no longer feel that their voices have been heard?

I hear this from many people when I work with different businesses, but there is usually a way out of this position.

Most continuous improvement revolves around discussion and experimentation.

If the conversational element is broken let's come up with some ways to re-start the discussion.

If you know what good looks like for your business then you at least know what you need to talk about. (If you don't, it might be time to define it.)

So, how about you take a time out from your normal busy-ness and generate ten ways to have a conversation about the items that have become stuck in your business?

Working out how to re-ignite a conversation is something that is easy not to do, it is easier to carry on and put up with how things are.
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If you feel ready to get a few of the continuous improvement activities that should have been done ages ago back on track try the challenge above. Come up with ten ways to re-start the necessary conversations, have the conversations and then focus on tracking the actions thereafter.

I see too many great ideas that have stumbled that never make it through to implementation. They should have been picked up right away and dealt with; today is the day to sort it out.

If you want a simple to follow approach to help you deal with these kinds of conversations then check out my Improvement Accelerator Framework.


Have fun generating your conversation starters!

Giles




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 toolkit.