TOPIC: Embedding the culture of continuous improvement as 'business as usual'
Embedding the culture of continuous improvement as 'business as usual'
5 months, 2 weeks ago #1
Phrases such as transformation and continuous improvement (CI) are appearing more and more in the rhetoric of government and the wider public sector. Driven by the imperatives of efficiency and transparency, the realisation is dawning that things are not going to go back to the way they were. There is a change of culture going on, moving away from the old hierarchical organisations of the past to a new, agile, business-like public sector.
Why it is imperative that CI be established as a default in the public sector to ensure that best value outcomes are achieved and services are efficiently delivered?
Re: Embedding the culture of continuous improvement as 'business as usual'
5 days, 18 hours ago #2
Continuous improvement should become business as usual, as it means that the organisation is keeping an eye on its processes and bad practice is not creeping in. Continuous improvement may take a bit of time to set up but once its established it actually helps the organisation to work efficiently.
I am a firm advocate of continuous improvement and have seen it work in practice.