The basic principles of continuous improvement Continuous improvement is probably the most powerful concept to guide management. It is a term not well understood in many organizations,
although that must begin to change if those organizations are to survive. The concept requires a systematic approach with the following components:
• planning the process and their inputs,
• providing the inputs,
• operating the processes,
• evaluating the outputs,
• examining the performance of the processes,
• modifying the processes and their inputs.