Thursday, November 10, 2022

The Process Improvement Vicious Cycle

When it comes to workplace effectiveness, there is a vicious circle:

  1. Fires are continually flaring up, and employees are struggling to keep up with work as usual.
  2. They have no time to spend improving processes.
  3. It gets harder to complete day-to-day activities.

The way out of this trap is to take an #agile approach, and focus on analog vs digital thinking. This means that, instead of taking an all-or nothing approach (formal improvement program or bust), be willing to ease in.  

Use bottom up #iteration and trial-and-error to slowly improve individual bottlenecks.  As you start improving bits and pieces of processes, you'll free up more time, and can tackle more improvement.

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