As most people agree, organizations that continually change, improve and innovate are more likely to successfully meet the challenges of an ever-changing competitive environment. Further, those organizations that can successfully develop a culture of innovation and continuous improvement are more likely to achieve success in less time.
In addition, to both develop and sustain this culture, leaders at all levels must understand the principles, concepts, methodology and tools of continuous improvement as well as their roles in providing the necessary support to:
Drive improvement efforts
Unleash the organization’s creative talent
Leadership’s primary goal is to build individual and collective enthusiasm and understanding that encourages people to question the status-quo, comfortably share new or innovative ideas without fear of reprisal, apply their knowledge to continually study, change, improve and innovate their work.
Challenges and best practices associated with continuous improvement