Continuous Improvement Mindset
Through respect and humility*, we promote continuous improvement by:
- Learning from groups to outline their strengths in how they do their jobs
- Creating space by defining processes that opens more time for innovation
- Facilitating discussions and providing tools to expand job satisfaction
- Promoting knowledge management by documenting processes
Process Improvement Methods / Tools
Theory of Constraints
A methodology for identifying the bottleneck that keeps us from achieving a goal and applies methods and tools for improvement.
We use TOC in collaboration with GOMB to look for ways to improve efficiency across the department.
Human-centered design is a process for creative problem solving. It pulls together what’s desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable.
We use human-centered design methods to learn, define, design, and test new processes while collaborating and gaining buy-in.
Lean / Six Sigma
Lean reduces waste by streamlining processes while Six Sigma reduces defects by effectively solving problems. Used together they make processes faster and more efficient.
We are introducing tools such as DMAIC, Critical to Quality trees, 5S, and Kanban throughout the department. These and many other options help people identify customer requirements and provide the right products.
Need help to identify why you do what you do or more simply, your purpose? Use this worksheet to bring clarity to your individual purpose.
Use this simple process mapping template to visualize your processes.