“Continuous Improvement” is the principle to achieve high quality and push the human world forward.
Change is the only constant with increasing paces; improvement cannot happen without change, and change should not happen without improvement. Change with improvement in mind is a proactive approach that allows for planning and support considerations to be made. Either individually or collectively, continuous improvement goes hand-in-hand with one of the universal principles: “to learn constantly so we continually improve.”
Initiate breakthrough improvement: Business fundamentals are people, process, and technology. Making continuous improvement is the way organizations should improve themselves either individually or collaboratively. Compared to incremental improvement, transformative change often requires changing underlying beliefs, culture, or conventional wisdom, breaking down silos, continuously discovering “ “there is always a better way.” To achieve the digital breakthrough, it’s important to build an innovative workforce which constantly de-politicizes working culture, dismantles bureaucracy, encourages creativity and risk-taking for reaching the next level of business growth.
Conventional traditions, outdated knowledge, change inertia, are like the time glue that keeps people still. “Continuous Improvement” is the principle to achieve high quality and push the human world forward. The best we can individually do is to start breaking chains of habitual thinking, perceiving, continue updating knowledge, skills, and capabilities, to drive the change we want to see, and take a journey of continuous improvement proactively.