Continuous Improvement requires a different approach to business than the one of operational activities.
The minimum strategy aims at assuring the quality of work processes by developing the necessary repairs and updates to make things work in a safe way. But the maximal strategy strives towards introducing the necessary innovations to increase the value provided to the market while diminishing the costs to produce it.
The implementation of Continuous Improvement as a business unit that needs to generate an adequate return of investment works as a catalyst to improve processes. It includes the participation of the whole organization but within a strategy that ensures the ROI and business expansion.
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