Continuous improvement sounds great. Most companies have policies that state continuous improvement is what they seek. If we all actually did it, think how great our companies would be!
The reality is that most people and companies do not continuously improve. I certainly don’t! There are many reasons that continuous improvement is so hard. One of them is that change is uncomfortable.
Feel the Change
If we are going to continuously improve, we need to become comfortable with change. Big changes are certainly hard but can we use many small changes to get used to how change feels? Yes, we can. Here is a small experiment to prove it! Most people, without even thinking about it, have patterns and habits that we follow. This is good, because remaking all the same little choices every single day would be untenable to our sanity. We can also use these habits to practice feeling change.
As an example I will tell you about how I put my shoes on in the morning. (Maybe this is starting to sound silly but, stay with me here.)
Tie differently (Image (CC) by Maya83 on Flickr)
If I don’t think about the process, this is what I do every time I put on my shoes: [Read more...]