When developing and maintaining a Continuous Improvementculture in organizations today, it is critical that leaders provide employeeswith a process for overcoming obstacles. Whether anticipated, or unforeseen, barriers can easily derailemployees’ efforts and cause a decline in performance outcomes. To keep performance improvements on trackleaders can follow a practical, five-step process.
5 Steps to MinimizingPerformance Barriers
- Agree that a barrier exists
- Discuss alternatives to minimizing the barrier
- Agree on actions to be taken to implement an alternative course of action
- Follow up to confirm follow through on the actions taken
- Adjust processes to ensure the barrier remains minimized moving forward
By helping employees face barriers head on a leader willbuild trust and reinforce a Continuous Improvement culture. Over time, employees will become more adeptat recognizing barriers, providing alternative opens and following through withcorrective actions on their own.
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by Connor Jordan