A strategic improvement system, what we call a Business Improvement System (BIS), is necessary to achieve long-term strategic goals. There are different approaches to implementing a BIS, so why should you choose Aksena’s approach? This is exactly what we are giving you in this article. Before we get this far, we summarize the main components of BIS and our recommended approach to implementation.
We have mentioned in another blog post the main components of Aksena’s Business Improvement System, but in case you haven’t read it we mention them again here:
So what is Aksena’s recommended approach for implementing BIS?
Aksena’s approach is described in full in the downloadable content: How to Introduce a Business Improvement System, which you can download here.
Important points in the proposed implementation process are:
Now to the reasoning behind why the company should choose our proposal for implementing a strategic business improvement system, BIS.
There are many ways to implement a strategic business improvement system. If the company’s ambition is to become outstanding and remain at this level, the alternatives are still few.
As everything is interconnected due to the dependencies of the processes, the introduction must include all processes and thus also all managers and employees. This conclusion is further reinforced if the ambition is to build a fact-based, results-oriented culture. A culture can only be created if everyone is involved. The organization’s employees and managers must be given clear responsibilities, associated authority, sufficient time and the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills.
The introduction cannot be completed as a project. There is an ongoing organizational development that will take place. If the leaders ensure a business impatience, the introduction will be seen as an accelerated evolution, but not a revolution.
An introduction of BIS as described above cannot be advanced with massive support from internal and/or external consultants. External consultants can be used to build internal knowledge and to participate in discussions about the design of BIS. Internal consultants can be used to support the line organization in their work on introducing and using BIS. As with everything else, the line organization’s managers must also be responsible for the construction and use of BIS.
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