What are the 4 phases of an continuous improvement?
Continuous Improvement can be broken down into manageable segments which can be repeated for each cycle. The PDCA cycle, or the Plan-Do-Check-Act methodology, encourages problem solving in a planned way that enables you to factor in feedback when making changes to your system.
Here are the four steps of the PDCA Cycle:
Plan - Analyze the situation to identify problems and select a possible solution.
Do - Test the solution on a small scale and collect data over a limited timeframe.
Check - Compare the outcomes with expectations and tweak it even further with feedback
Act - Roll out the solution at full scale with and make it a documented standard practice.