chapter  5
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Improvement

This chapter emphasizes the systematic execution of the formulated organizational and personal improvement actions. Figure 5.1 illustrates this third phase in the TPS cycle. The improvement of your behavior and the organization's business processes is central here, and is based on PDCA learning (see Figure 2.5): how to correct mistakes, improve what already exists, and to do things right the first time. When you are working on personal improvement this involves behavioral, communicative, and management skills; health; assertiveness; financial stability; personal value-added factors; and other issues. The organizational improvement actions relate to:

• Improving; this entails doing existing things better. Efficiency or doing things right is the pivotal issue here.