How Can We Do This Better?

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One more blog post that completely made my day. Directly goes to a good stuff library. It is so well put where should we focus our energy on – http://flowchainsensei.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/how-can-we-do-this-better/

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It never ceases to surprise me just how few people seem to grasp the power of compounding –something “both obvious and very surprising”. I’m also regularly surprised by how few organisations seem to understand the connection between compounding and continuous improvement. And I don’t mean understand it intellectually, but understand it viscerally – such that they take it to heart, ingrain it into the fabric of the organisation, act on it as if the very life of their organisation depended on it. Which, one could reasonably argue, it does.

 “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” ~ W. Edwards Deming

And, again, I’m often surprised by how little priority deliberate and systemic continuous (e.g. in-band) improvement receives from senior management groups.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese Proverb

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