Updating reports dictionaries for continuous operations
Continuous improvement isn’t change for the sake of change. If, after analysis, you see certain aspects of your processes and procedures are effective and efficient, don’t feel like you have to force a change. You will always find an area that can benefit from improvement.
For example, in the case of a review process for projects that you have in place, you might make the following observations: Understanding why you’re implementing a continuous improvement strategy will help you avoid trying to force change where it isn’t useful or necessary.
While continuous improvement can range from simple changes in the day-to-day workings of your company to major shifts in focus and procedures across a global structure, in all cases, you will require the right instruments to achieve success and keep it going.
It’s looking at where you are today, setting a goal and doing what needs to be done to reach that goal.
Once that goal is met, you start again, finding ways to improve further.
What we suggest is always starting with analyzing your current situation.
You need a full understanding of how you operate today so you can follow the principles of PDCA.
This is where the notion of a culture of continuous improvement comes into play.