Your company is not executing and continuous improvement is at a standstill.
Three Fundamentals to Consider
To get your company to begin executing and moving forward with daily continuous improvements, consider:
- Assess your business honestly, truly facing reality. Determine and address the root cause for the lack of performance.
- Simplify the business and all processes.
- Focus on small, daily improvements; achieve these improvements; and build momentum with this progress.
Relevant Blog Posts to Read
Pertinent Book Summaries to Review
- Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan)
- Fast Track to Waste-Free Manufacturing: Straight Talk from a Plant Manager (John W. Davis)
- Less Is More: How Great Companies Use Productivity as a Competitive Tool in Business (Jason Jennings)
- The McKinsey Way: Using the Techniques of the World’s Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business (Ethan M. Rasiel)
- Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard (Chip and Dan Heath)
Appropriate Book Chapter from Build a Better B2B Business
Related Quotes to Think About
- “Most companies explain away the brutal facts rather than having to confront the brutal facts head-on” Roger Connors et al (Authors of The Oz Principle)
- “Regularly ask yourself, your managers, and the whole company: ‘Which of our current activities would we start now if they weren’t already under way?’ Then eliminate all the others.” Heiche Bruch and Jochen I. Menges (Authors of “The Acceleration Trap”)
- When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur… Don’t look for the quick, big improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens- and when it happens, it lasts.” John Wooden (Famed UCLA basketball coach)