Continuous change, or continuous improvement, is an ongoing effort to improve products, services, business capabilities and processes. The following are illustrative examples.
Planned ChangeChange that is planned up front and implemented as a program or project such as an information technology or construction project.Change that evolves based on the actions of many individuals without a central plan. For example, organizational culture is usually a type of emergent change that is based on the experiences of employees over time.
OptimizationMeasuring things, improving and measuring again in a repeated cycle. For example, improvements to a production line driven that are evaluated with metrics such as throughput.
Research & DevelopmentDeveloping novel products, services, capabilities and processes. For example, a fast moving consumer goods company that develops convenient new packages for cheese.
The process of shipping a product before it is fully refined to use real world data to improve it. For example, an internet search engine that launches before it has the entire internet indexed to begin to understand how the system performs against user queries.
TransitionalA big plan to move from one state to another. For example, a software company creates a detailed plan to transition from a technology product company to a business services company that generates monthly recurring revenue.
A big change that is approached as a journey without making too many assumptions about the future. For example, a city with a goal to have the highest quality of life in the United States that embarks on an ambitious transformation driven by its community.Continuous Change vs Innovation Continuous change implies a relatively conservative approach to change that is incremental. Innovation implies brave experimentation designed to challenge the status quo. This can result in a sudden leap forward as opposed to gradual improvement.
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