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    Mrs.Pagan
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    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Ana.  I have been a team leader for a few years now.  But I have always been obsessed with continuous improvement, I’m finally getting a chance to apply my knowledge and skills at my current job.  Any recommendations, suggestions that can help me develop my role would be greatly appreciated.

     

    Thanks in advance

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    #244800

    Strayer
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    Look for something you can improve quickly and cheaply.  Success will do wonders for your self-confidence, and for your organization’s confidence in you.

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    #244879

    Mohamed Asif Abdul Hameed
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    Start using tools and techniques for problem solving.

    In parallel to start with, Identify and Pursue addressable opportunities for Continuous Improvement this could lead way for delivery excellence moving slowly from “Doing the Same” to “Occasional Improvements” to “Continuous Improvement” to “Innovation and Transformation”

    Good Luck.

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    #245543

    cwocarpenter
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    I always tell the people I coach to look for the things that really upset you, Its a good place to look for improvement.  What processes do you dread?  Is something overly complicated.  Does it need order (maybe a 5S?).

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    #245544

    Mrs.Pagan
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    Thank you all for the advices.

     

    @cwocarpenter I really like that question.  What processes do I dread.  I will ask myself this next time I work on something.

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    #245556

    Jay Arthur
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    Start with the worst first. The worst problems (involving delay, defects and deviation) usually have the best data and the greatest chance for dramatic improvement.

    Don’t major in minor things.

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    #245582

    Mike Carnell
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    @Mrs.Pagan my advice is probably a bit different. I wouldn’t do anything at all for a couple weeks beyond watching and talking to people in casual one on one conversation. Maybe 2 on 1. The last thing you nesd to do is roll in like a new guru there to save them using a bunch of buzz/Japanese words and throwing around tools that nobody gets but you. You are in the change business even more than you are in the continuous improvement business. You need to build credibility other wise your going to come up with solutions that nobody will implement wich is basically the same as not doing anything at all.

    Just my opinion.

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