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Building a culture of continuous improvement

A cultural shift in an age of disruption

A major—if not the biggest—factor affecting the deployment of long-term continuous improvement initiatives today is the fundamental change taking place in the way companies manage and execute work.

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Building a culture of continuous improvement in an age of disruption

Building an effective continuous improvement culture is not just about executing a handful of process improvement projects. That's a good place to start—and companies may reap tangible rewards from those projects. But more is required to drive sustainable results over time and embed continuous improvement into the very fabric of the organization. That's when the kind of real, transformational changes take place that can generate hundreds of millions of dollars of opportunities.

This disruptive shift simultaneously makes continuous improvement efforts more important while rendering some traditional approaches ineffective. As a result, companies are compelled to adapt how they embed continuous improvement within their organizational cultures.

Learn more about the effects of a changing work environment on continuous improvement, as well as five precepts that can help graft continuous improvement into a company's culture so that it becomes part of the organization's DNA.

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