Persistence: the Root Cause of CI Success

We came across a thougth-provoking article posted on the Process Excellence Network in which authors Harry Lenderman & John W. Moran share their experience and observations indicating that persistence is the root cause of success.

“Having observed many successful and productive Quality Improvement (QI) teams has shown us that persistence is the root cause of their success in solving issues that have plagued organizations for decades,” the authors state. “Conversely, when we observed QI teams that do not seem to gain traction in problem solving; the lack of being persistence is the root cause of their failure.”

The article adds perspecdtive by suggesting that “we learned in school that an object in motion continues to remain in motion. The brain equivalent of remaining in motion is persistence and this is what drives successful QI teams.”