What is continuous improvement? The term itself is fairly self-explanatory. It almost seems too simple, but it’s about improving our business, processes and ways of working. How we go about studying, planning, implementing and evolving that improvement is where it gets more complicated. Even though implementation can be challenging, we need to continuously practice a philosophy of relentless, constant, logical, and sustainable improvements throughout Famous.
We should start by moving out of our comfort zones. There’s a reason humans often resist change: There’s a comfort in what we know. While the call of the unknown is appealing to some, it is a natural and reassuring thing to resist putting ourselves in new situations. In the business world, this is no longer possible. In times gone by, it was often possible for companies to “rest on their laurels” and maintain the status quo with their products and services because customers trusted their people, brands and products and knew what they were getting. There are several reasons why this doesn’t work well anymore:
“We’ve always done it that way” won’t work anymore. But that doesn’t have to be seen as a bad thing. On the contrary, realizing and accepting that there is a new and better way of doing business is exciting and can create many great opportunities for you and for Famous. Start reminding yourself today to think “continuous improvement”, until it’s a habit!!
“Progress is better than Perfection” ~ Simon Sinek