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CI Profile: Evetta ‘Eve’ Aldridge

CI Profile: Evetta ‘Eve’ Aldridge

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events, community interactions, etc… But, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we’re...

The Most Effective Way to Start a Powerful Improvement Program

The Most Effective Way to Start a Powerful Improvement Program

Now that your company is well established, you’re starting to see opportunities for improvement. You can see the need to improve your processes, gain efficiencies, standardize your procedures and elevate your organization to the next level. The statstics are...

Goal Setting Secrets Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know

Goal Setting Secrets Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know

You’ve set your vision. You’ve built your pillars. And you have written Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely goals. Your goals are developed to contribute to your company’s success, but are your goals setting you up for success? When we are writing...

CI Profile: Ross Henderson

CI Profile: Ross Henderson

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events, community interactions, etc… But, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we’re...

Beyond SMART: The Better Way to Master CI Goals

Beyond SMART: The Better Way to Master CI Goals

It’s goal setting time! When the annual goal setting process begins, we immediately think of SMART goals -- goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound. But there is a major flaw with the SMART goal setting process. While this tool can...

CI Profile: Donna Spencer

CI Profile: Donna Spencer

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events, community interactions, etc… But, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we’re...

CI Superpower

CI Superpower

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - AristotleEach continuous improver brings a unique perspective and skills to the team. Take the CI Superpower Quiz to uncover your superpower and understand how you can make an impact through continuous...

A Meeting-Less Culture

A Meeting-Less Culture

An estimated 37% of meetings are considered unproductive. While we often focus on improving meeting productivity, what if we just had fewer meetings?   Here's are some common causes of unnecessary meetings and how to eliminate them.The 1-on-1While many organizations...

Three Ways to Promote CI Culture in Virtual Work

Three Ways to Promote CI Culture in Virtual Work

An unprecedented 42% of the US labor force is now working from home, Stanford University reports. Amidst this incredible shift, many continuous and process improvement programs have been put on pause or have stalled out waiting for life to return to "normal". Instead...

Stop the Madness: Effective Meeting Foundations

Stop the Madness: Effective Meeting Foundations

We're spending a lot of time in meetings. A painful amount of time in meetings. And now that many workforces are working remotely, we seem to have more meetings than ever.  Before you hold yet another meeting, use effective meeting foundations and you might just start...