Sustaining the Gains

Sadly, too often the gains made by implementing an improvement are not sustained once the Team leaves the scene.  The causes often relate to:

  • The solution is seen as too complex
  • Lack of ongoing support by the Sponsor
  • Lack of ongoing support in the work area
  • The change is not seen as irreversible so old habits can continue.
  • Lack of recognition and reward for people as they change their behaviours
  • Lack of proper metrics to show the improvement and its benefits

A properly managed improvement will take all these factors into account during the implementation and prevent them occurring.

Sadly, too often the gains made by implementing an improvement are not sustained once the Team leaves the scene. The causes often relate to:

1.The solution is seen as too complex
2.Lack of ongoing support by the Sponsor
3.Lack of ongoing support in the work area
4.The change is not seen as irreversible so old habits can continue.
5.Lack of recognition and reward for people as they change their behaviours
6.Lack of proper metrics to show the improvement and its benefits

A properly managed improvement will take all these factors into account and prevent them occurring.

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