Spring is in the air and now is the time for each of us to consider a fresh approach to your personal continuous improvement journey, for the sake of continuous improvement, breaking from some of our past habits and changing our own paradigms.
Some ideas for your consideration follow, but feel free to pick one of your own. Start with just one, and make it one that you know you will be successful at changing.
Everyone wants to be successful. Build on success and work your way up to bigger challenges each month. Crawl, walk, then run! Remember, it takes about thirty days to change a habit, so you will need to persevere.
Suggestion #1: Workplace Organization
Get started with spring cleaning, and clean and organize your workplace (be it at work or at home). It’s a simple physical change that will make you more productive. Because it’s a physical change, you will see improvement every day, and it will make you feel better.
Suggestion #2: “To-Do” List
Begin and end each day with your personal To-Do list.
Write it down for you and others to see. Writing it down helps you to remember, and it lets others know what you are trying to accomplish each day.
Suggestion #3: Inventory Accuracy
Stop the normal fire-fighting caused by inventory inaccuracies. Cycle counting will help. There are many more ways to manage your inventory successfully, too.
Suggestion #4: Be a Team Player
Teamwork is a great thing, but unfortunately it is uncommon in many organizations. Take the lead by being a team player. Offer your assistance to others, no strings attached, and see how others will more readily offer to help you in the future.
Break free from past habits that have been hindering your professional development. Make TODAY the day you begin your personal continuous improvement journey.