A growth mindset becomes fixed
when the leader puts on blinders and
boldly drives ahead to an objective
while the staff is left wondering what
just happened, and when the leader
ignores the meaning of Kaizen - incremental continuous improvement.
Incrementally and continuously improving processes stimulates a growth
mindset. Paul Akers, owner of FastCap
and author of “2-Second Lean,” seldom
encourages quantum leap, breakthrough improvements from his staff.
The focus is on incremental improvements toward an objective that
is continually moving in response to
newly acquired knowledge, which was
previously unknown when the objective was originally established.
In other words, targets should
always be moving farther out as you get
close to them, because the knowledge
acquired along the way will reveal how
conservative the original target was.
The graphic of how lean targets
evolve is associated with a new series
that will unfold in coming months
regarding Improvement Kata.
Improvement Kata is similar to
the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Adjust)
process. With Improvement Kata, the
user establishes interim target objectives that he believes will lead to the
ultimate objective or Future State.
When the interim objective is
achieved, another one is established,
and so on. With each achievement the
boundaries of the Current State are expanded based on acquired knowledge
That is how a growth mindset can
be fostered to become part of the new
The focus is on incremental improvements
toward an objective that is continually moving.
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