Process improvement should be continuous and not a singular event. It takes strategic thinking and consistent practice for success. Here’s how to build a culture of continuous improvement.
No one wins a gold medal without practice. You don’t just pop out of the womb with the ability to throw a discus or javelin to new world record lengths. Of course a natural talent in that DNA of yours helps, but in the end, it takes practice and time. The same applies to business analysis or any other skill. It takes time, experience and practice to be the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree. Nobody created a perfect context diagram or process flow the first time they did it. We all started from the place of not knowing and started learning.
In business we are told from the very first day on the job that failure is bad. Avoiding failure is more important than succeeding and we go to great lengths to avoid it. We put ourselves into a make believe world where no mistakes can be made and we over work ourselves to the point of exhaustion all in the name of 'not failing'. Deluded in the belief that failure isn’t an option, we are at a loss on how to handle failure. How can we fail but still succeed?