It’s well understood that growing your business is a key element to long term success. Organizations often use break-through technologies, acquisitions, and/or consolidation as primary growth strategies. Those options require lots of money and for many organizations that’s not feasible so they need a lower cost option. A continuous improvement approach to business growth is a tested and proven approach that will allow you to maximize your organization’s existing assets and resources prior to considering major financial investments.

Being successful at continuous improvement doesn’t happen by osmosis or luck. It’s hard work, and there are proven systematic approaches like Lean made famous by Toyota or General Electric’s Six Sigma. Check these methodologies out; the benefits and results might surprise you, maybe even shock you. In addition to being relatively low cost, continuous improvement will enhance staff involvement in the organization’s success as they develop home grown solutions.