Statistically, most Continuous Improvements (CI) initiatives fail. Many never truly get started, and many more are abandoned mid-term.
However, with proper guidance you can emerge as a true leader in your marketplace and reap the ongoing and significant benefits associated with a culture of continuous improvement.
To accomplish this, the most successful organizations establish an infrastructure to maintain focus once projects are launched; to monitor progress and maintain momentum until continuous improvement goes beyond “just projects” and becomes a way of life.
When organizations start anything which will affect almost everyone, strong leadership is key. It helps to have a Steering Committee of senior leaders to provide energy and leadership, keep focus and monitor progress. So it is with Continuous Improvement.
But infrastructure does not mean bureaucracy! The key is to provide the structure for focus and organizational visibility, but to be nimble and lean to respond quickly to organizational needs.
We help you decide on the right structure for your organization, including roles & responsibilities, resources needed and how best to operate.
We have found that these components are essential for long term success:
- C I Steering Committee (made up of senior leaders)
- A corporate CI Champion
Regional or Facility Level:
- CI Steering Committee at each region or location
- A CI Coordinator at each region or location
- Facilitators available at each region or location