Continuous Improvement & PDCA

1213px-PDCA_Cycle.svg It is important to  realise that the adoption of continuous improvement and associated / subsequent changes form a cultural shift for  organisations. The implementation of a Plan Do Check Act Management system (be it quality, safety or environmental) is not a project with a deadline or an initiative for one area of your business but a holistic approach to business management. Building a Culture of Excellence in an SME (Small/Medium Enterprises) requires embracing change and focusing on driving improvements in the organisation, be they for profit or not for profit. Organizations use the PDCA and business excellence framework as a roadmap for their business excellence journey, helping to develop plans, implement the plans, check the system and act to improve the plans; forming the continual improvement cycle.