Companies invest a significant amount of time and money educating their employees on the continuous improvement (CI) process. Unfortunately, many programs fail to address underlying problems that could impede further progress such as lack of standards or enterprise-wide engagement in the CI process.
External training professionals combined with top-level reinforcements that include audits and ongoing communication can help close gaps that cause CI benefits to stall or fall short of their full potential. Even companies with trained lean or six sigma professionals need to be sure that leadership takes responsibility to drive the changes needed for future growth.
This in-depth article explores:
- Common obstacles to success--why CI programs often lose momentum
- The role of leadership in setting the tone for ongoing success
- Why the relentless focus on process and standard work must persevere
- The types of basic training you can't afford to ignore
To learn more, download the management briefing.