Your assessment result has positioned the CI process within the Red band. This signifies a lack knowledge, experience or ambition to generate improvement. This particular score goes a long way to explaining the other component results from this assessment. CI is essential to the operation, as it is the enabler that provides the methods and techniques to achieve sustainable improvement in every aspect of every process.
The chart shows the components that contributed to your assessment results for CI. This is designed to give an indication of the strengths and weaknesses of your CI process, in order to prioritise improvement activity. The highlighted yellow line is your result and clearly indicates that every aspect of the CI process is in the Red band and failing.
In this situation and because of the importance of the CI processes to sustaining and improving all aspects of the operation, we would ask the following questions:
Questions to ask
Is there senior management commitment to establishing a robust and sustainable continuous improvement process?
Are there enough people within the organisation that understanding and can apply CI methods and techniques?
How many people within the organisation have an appreciation of CI tools and techniques?
Establish a senior management commitment to deploy CI throughout the organisation.
Create a formal organisation structure with responsibility for CI deployment, with defined job roles, responsibilities and boundaries of authority.
Ensure there is an appreciation of CI throughout the organisation.
Develop CI practitioners to lead the deployment and application of CI tools and techniques.