So if you have followed this far.This is where we have reached:
Seed of continuous Process Improvement on autopilot is in ignition and mobilization of people’s passion to make a difference to their processes. The Training for this needs to be simple at start, to achieve inclusion and participation from all. A more holistic approach to process improvement will need thought processes working at not just the task levels or even process flow levels but also, at levels where existing design of process is up for improvement.
So what are the skills organizations need to build in their workforce to achieveContinuous Process Improvement on autopilot in their organization?
Here are the 4 Critical skills that offer to provide tactical and strategic competence to identify high impact levers for improvement and processes and attempt it with confidence
With the concept of automation and technology to support it, many tasks can be automated, combined or even reduced. Technology can be utilized to add more value to existing tasks leading to massive improvements in time and quality metrics. Ability to think technology for process improvement is a key skill for today’s knowledge worker and an important weapon in think improvement arsenal.
THINK Best Practices
Improvement ideas are the true sparks that can explode the performance to whole new levels. Serious businesses know that ideas have to be developed and leveraged, and for that to happen, ideas have to take a more tangible form so that they can be transacted shared and built upon. For breakthrough improvement to happen these good ideas cannot be limited to silos, they have to be leveraged wherever possible. The ability of knowledge workers to tap into these ideas, build upon it, and even contribute their own ideas, is the second key skill to keep their processes constantly improving.
There is no end to how much one can improve. Comparing our process to a similar one in another team or a different company or even a different industry, can give us a fair idea of what we are doing and what others are doing. It is a great source of inspiration for fresh new ideas that can catapult any process to whole new levels. This ability to realistically measure up one process with other similar ones will ensure that we can leverage the best that is out there. It is the third key skill in the think improvement arsenal
We have access to overwhelming amounts of data from our business. This data has lots of clues to understanding the business more deeply. Analysis of this data to identify patterns is making sense of what’s happening. This is a true enabler for businesses today. Ability to make sense of the huge data and leverage the extracted intelligence is a key skill no.4 to ensure that you are picking up all signs that is governing your business environment.
Now the Big Question is: How to get started with this IDEA!Here are some options:
1. Attempt to build this curricula in your organization by engaging experts and planning a training program.
2. If you wish there was something like this available, ready to be deployed....wont that be nice! Sign up today for this Free Demo of the course: test ride it with your team and see the value it can add to your organization.
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