Kickstart: Make small achievable improvements every day

It’s tempting at the start of a new year to try to make a big improvement to a business all in one go. That’s great if you know you are going to achieve it, but can knock your confidence if, like a diet, it becomes difficult to follow through.

Instead of trying to make an almost impossible 100% improvement in a single area, try making more easily achievable improvements in a number of areas. Over weeks and months these small improvements can add up to produce the same result as a big project and will have a greater chance of succeeding.

We’re going to be discussing one way to improve a business every day for the next couple of months. There are few businesses that cannot make small productivity and efficiency improvements in everything they do.

We hope you find these useful. If you have your own suggestions for improvements you’d like to share, please get in touch and help us all kickstart our businesses for 2012.