What does performance improvement really mean?

I suggest to start this blog with a clear definition of performance improvement, it might be “too simple”, but very often, “the simple” can be a bit confusing and we can’t get easily lost on the interpretation. The aim is to align everybody on what is Performance Improvement

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I suggest to start this blog with a clear definition of performance improvement, it might be “too simple”, but very often, “the simple” can be a bit confusing and we can get easily lost on the interpretation. The aim is to align everybody on what is Performance Improvement.

Performance Improvement Indicators

Nowadays, no matter the company you work for, you can hear these words everywhere :

“Performance Improvement”

But what do we mean by performance improvement? Are there specifics area where we can improve? How do we control performance improvement? …

What is Performance Improvement?

It is pretty obvious to say that, before talking about any improvement, you need to be able to assess the current situation/process. How can we say that we need to improve if there is no status on the today’s process.

The idea is, first of all, to benchmark your process, and then to identify “the rooms for improvement”. It is very important to notice that, in a process A, you might not want to change everything, you might want to keep a part of it, but you might want to change the “not good enough” part.

As said above, it is important to measure your process before but you also have to do it after implementing your improvement throughout your process. It is called monitoring.

Very easily, we can define the Process Improvement through the next guideline :

Input (KPI) > Process Improvement > Output (KPI)

Performance Improvement

Conclusion

Thousands of technics exist to enhance the performance of your process. Such as: 6 sigma, Kaizen, …, some of them will be shared in this blog so stay tuned and please leave a comment if you want to see some of them in particular

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1 comments on “What does performance improvement really mean?”

  1. Hello there! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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