Keep striving for continuous improvement.
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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? How to Keep Getting Better!
If you stand still, you're going to get caught and overtaken - by competitors, by problems, or by life itself. Whether it's a product, a process or your career, you need to be continually striving to improve it.

Progress can be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Small, incremental improvements can deliver excellent results over time, and you can learn how to achieve them with our articles, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) and Kaizen.

You can apply the same principle of continuous improvement to your team. Our article, After Action Review (AAR) Process, describes how you can systematically learn lessons from every important team activity and project.

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Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

Explore this four-step model for making continuous improvements to your products or processes.

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Kaizen Kaizen

Learn how this incremental approach to problem solving can help you eliminate waste and improve they way you work.

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After Action Review (AAR) Process After Action Review (AAR) Process

Find out how this ongoing review process can help you to learn from each significant project.

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Total Quality Management (TQM)

Explore five principles for improving quality and efficiency.

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Six Sigma
Six Sigma

Discover how to produce goods and services better, faster, cheaper, and with less waste.

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How to Succeed With Continuous Improvement
How to Succeed With Continuous Improvement, By Joakim Ahlström

In this Book Insight, find out how to create a culture of continuous improvement.

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A Final Note

No product or system is perfect. As we say in our article on Kaizen, "everything can be improved." Continually fine tuning your processes delivers real benefits, such as less waste, increased competitiveness, and higher customer satisfaction.

Next week, get your "thinking hats" on as you learn how to examine a problem from different perspectives, and find out how to create simple action plans with our new video.

Have a great week!

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