So what are some of the road blocks respondents to this report have cited...
“The older generations are set in their ways, and struggle with change, and it is much harder to transform their beliefs, they prefer to stick to the old ways of doing things."
“Project leaders focussing on tools and not on behavior change."
“Not having a corporate-level enterprise-wide dedicated continuous improvement leader ensuring the entire organization is focussed on a common goal, as opposed to unhealthy internal competition."
“The whole organization/ business unit needs to be involved , if all are not involved it will not progress."
“Leadership buying-in and support for transformation activities is critical changing the thinking and culture transformation from the top first, to make them realise the need for change so then they can drive it, and provide resources, and budget.
“If our culture is not one of Continuous Improvement and Respect for Individual, any tools or project we put in place will not sustain."
“If you can't get the people behind you, it'll be very difficult to do any process re-engineering."
“No matter how good your CI Program is, if the company is not ready to adopt and transform, it will not fly."
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About the Author
Vijay Bajaj, Founder and CEO of BTOES has founded, built and sold two successful market-leading businesses. The first in London, UK in the office equipment distribution sector, which he launched in 1991 and sold to Ingram Micro in 1999, after which he took a year off and traveled around India with his wife. The second headquartered out of Chicago, IL, in the large-scale commercial B2B conference sector, which was launched in 2001 and sold in 2012.
In 2012 he retired to spend time with family and focus on meditation.
In 2015 he was looking for the next challenge and founded and is currently CEO of the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES), which has become the largest senior-level cross-industry event within the sector, BTOES.com, and BTOESInsights.com a professional online content platform for senior-level executives involved in continuous improvement, which has grown to over 188,000 subscribers.
He is also an angel investor, mentor, and board advisor.
Vijay lives in Stanmore, Middlesex, UK, with his wife Reshma, son Armaan, and labrador Archie.
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