ASK YOURSELF – WHY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO?
Our theme for this quarter in the office has been: Why? Why do we do the things we do? What is the value of the way we do them and is there an easier way to do things?
Do you go into auto-pilot mode every day and just go through the motions? Sometimes it’s just easier because its comfortable and then becomes a habit to do things the way you always have. It takes time to think about and look at the way you do things but by doing this exercise you might be surprised to find some new and easier ways which may be more beneficial to not only yourself but who you are doing the work for.
Some good questions to ask for any type of improvement or change are:
- Are there any problem areas that need to be looked at and improved or changed?
- What is the reason for this change?
- What are we expecting the impact of these changes to be?
- What are the next steps to implement this change?
- What are we hoping to achieve with this new direction?
- How will this change help us achieve our goal?
The benefits of continuous improvement:
Continuous improvement helps your business to identify and eliminate time wasting tasks, inefficiencies in their processes, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity.
Continuously analyzing and refining your processes, you can improve the quality of your products or services, reducing defects, errors, and customer complaints.
Continuous improvement can help reduce costs by eliminating waste, reducing errors, and streamlining processes, resulting in increased profitability.
Continuous improvement can help you stay ahead of the competition, by allowing you respond and change quickly.
Continuous improvement can also drive a culture of innovation by encouraging businesses to experiment with new idea processes, leading to new or improved products or services.