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There are five key steps to improving efficiency:
Identify (define) what process needs improving
Measure the problem
Analyse your information
Improve the process
Control, ie embed the new process so it becomes business as usual
Management consultants often refer to this is as the DMAIC framework.
This Practice Note guides you through step 5, ie embedding the changes to solve the problem you identified in step 1 and have now measured, analysed and improved. This Practice Note will develop the case study followed in Practice Notes: Step 1—Identify and define the problem, Step 2—Measure the problem, Step 3—Analyse what’s causing the problem and Step 4—Improve the process. That case study relates to a hypothetical organisation’s due diligence process.
There are many different theories about how to implement change within an organisation but perhaps the best known and most often referred to is John P Kotter’s eight stage model. The eight stages follow a logical process for embedding change and engaging with employees. More detailed information can be found in his “Leading Change” book and Harvard Business Review paper of the same name.
For a worked example relating to our case study see Precedent: Eight steps to change—case study—example.
Most people are resistant to change to some extent. We usually make
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