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How to Set Continuous Improvement Goals to See Real Results

Posted by Jeff Roussel

Oct 29, 2020 12:53:42 PM

We all identify goals to improve ourselves in some way. Whether our goal is to eat better, exercise more, spend more time with our family, or increase our productivity, we all have something we're striving for. Although in too many instances, we lose sight of our goals and fall back to old behaviors and the same results.

Continuous improvement is no different. So many organizations set out on a journey of continuous improvement with gusto and quickly lose momentum, causing their initiative to struggle. How do you prevent your organization from slipping back into bad habits? A sustaining culture of continuous improvement is supported by strategic goal setting.

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Topics: Leadership, Spread Continuous Improvement, ROI

CI Reporting Woes? How to Measure What Matters

Posted by Maggie Millard

May 28, 2020 11:24:00 AM

Ever wonder why factories, warehouses, grocery stores, and other similar businesses usually have a sign that says something like, "Accident-Free for 82 Days." It's because the simple act of measuring and reporting that number makes it evident across all levels of the organization that this metric is important. We measure what matters. No one wants to be the guy who sets the sign back to zero.

Measuring and reporting continuous improvement metrics sends a clear signal to the organization that this is important. When people know that you're tracking data around their improvement work, there's an increased sense of accountability that drives engagement and activity.

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Topics: ROI

5 Compelling Reasons to Measure the Improvement Work

Posted by Kade Jansson

Sep 11, 2019 2:36:17 PM

Organizations that strive for continuous improvement outpace the competition, regardless of the types of products or services they offer. From retail and manufacturing to healthcare and construction, the intensity of effort dedicated to daily positive change in an organization is directly tied to customer satisfaction and financial success.

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Topics: ROI, Improvement Process

7 Tips for Asking Your Boss for a Bigger Continuous Improvement Budget

Posted by Maggie Millard

Dec 21, 2017 11:17:02 AM

Originally Published 12/20/2016. Updated 12/21/2017.

I don’t know about you guys, but I permanently have a wishlist a mile long of software and services that I wish I could have to maximize my time at work and do my job better. Balancing the list of things that I know would have a measurable impact on our company with the fact that I’m working within a finite budget means that I do a lot of research, testing, and adjusting to make sure I’m getting the most I can out of what I’m given.

When it comes time to plan my big projects for 2018, I know that my wish list has a lot of tools on it that would help me accomplish my goals. That means that for me - like most of you - this time of year is my shot at asking for more money for my department.

If you’re planning to talk to your boss about this in the next couple of weeks, check out these tips!

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Topics: ROI

How to Get Data You Can Actually Trust for the ROI of Improvement

Posted by Maggie Millard

Jan 27, 2017 8:01:00 AM

When we ask people about the ROI of their continuous improvement programs, literally almost no one knows. Most people track their impact of improvement in some way or another, but the data is slippery and often subjective to the extent that they're not willing to stand behind those numbers.

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Topics: ROI of KaiNexus, ROI

6201 Reasons to Invest in Kaizen Software

Posted by Greg Jacobson

Oct 27, 2015 6:35:00 AM

We’re sorry to disappoint you if you were looking forward to the longest list style blog post ever. When we reference 6201, we’re not talking about the number of bullet points, we’re talking about the average financial impact of each user of the KaiNexus Kaizen software solution.

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Topics: Software, ROI

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