Follow up on the ideas at every meeting

As a project manager I normally spend 60-70% of my time following up on tasks and making sure that tasks are completely done before they are submitted.

You can use any surface, as long as you make sure to follow up each improvement idea until it is implemented and you have gained the expected benefits.

Follow-up

If you embark on a journey that involves a continuous improvement process, make sure that your colleagues know that it matters. Not to you, but to them! Follow up on each idea at your weekly meetings and indicate which phase the idea is currently in. Visualize progress on the whiteboard.

Remember that ideas and innovation are products of a free mind. Be careful demanding ideas from your colleagues. In stead make sure that they know exactly what to do if they get a good idea in the shower, in the train or when out running.

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Good luck! I will be happy to hear from you if you want to share your own experiences with continuous improvements. Don’t be a stranger!Remember that ideas and innovation are products of a free mind. Be careful demanding ideas from your colleagues. In stead make sure that they know exactly what to do if they get a good idea in the shower, in the train or when out running.

Kristian Steen Holme

kristian.steen@vimpl.com

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