Continuous Improvement IS the most important pillar in any Strategic Plan — Every company should embrace a strategy that involves the effort of continuously getting better at what you do. Every industry is evolving. No company has the luxury of resting on its laurels and sitting on some bygone advantage. If you aren’t getting better, you are getting worse.
If you can Measure it, you can manage it —The best way to track progress toward any goal is to establish a metric to measure and a target value to achieve. If you find that your metric is no longer the right metric, it is best to change the metric.
The # 1 Job of any LEADER is to make improvements — The best way to track progress toward any goal is to establish a metric to measure and a target value to achieve. If you find that your metric is no longer the right metric, it is best to change the metric.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
This quote is often attributed to Peter Drucker, and it makes the point that the most brilliant strategy is nothing without the discipline of execution.
There is a spark inside everyone that can be nurtured into a flame with the right culture — We love working with people engaged in process improvement work because they are general great people with growth mindset in and outside of work.
Every company needs to create their OWN culture of improvement — Most of us have learned about the Lean Manufacturing movement attributed to Toyota, or the Six Sigma discipline invented at Motorola, but every company is its own and every company is like a kitchen or a restaurant that needs to develop its own version of popular recipes. You can take the main dishes (Lean, 6 Sigma, GE, OKRs, Google), but until you take these tools or rituals and tools and deploy them in your own company, they are just like every other good idea…. meaningless until it is implemented.
Respect is the foundation of everything —
- Respect for employees leads to reducing overburden and eliminating wasted talent.
- Respect for the customer leads to improved value and quality.
- Respect for the company means putting in an honest effort for fair compensation.