276: The Small Steps To Continuous Improvement

5 Feb 2024 | Oliver Only Solo Shows, Podcast

276: The Small Steps To Continuous Improvement - The Retail Transformation Show with Oliver Banks

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5 February 2024

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Oliver Banks

Delve into the art of continuous improvement which has reshaped industries and personal habits alike. Originating from Japanese car manufacturer Toyota and popularized through Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen is more than a methodology; it’s a mindset of perpetual betterment. Join Oliver Banks and unpack the essence of making each day more efficient and effective than the last, applying Kaizen not only to business operations but also to personal growth and productivity. With practical tools and insightful discussions, we pave the way for incremental yet powerful transformations in your retail environment and beyond.

Listen to this podcast now and:

  • Discover how the principle of Kaizen encourages constant progress and why small, daily improvements are the compound interest of performance.
  • Understand the importance of truly listening to customers to identify what adds value and what constitutes waste in your processes.
  • Learn how bringing the right people together can spark innovation and drive efficiency where it matters most—in the thick of the action.
  • Explore the 5S framework as a practical approach for optimal productivity and continuous improvement.

 

Get in touch with Oliver to kick start your continuous improvement journey today

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Get ready for Driving Retail Transformation

Oliver Banks’s book, Driving Retail Transformation: How to navigate disruption and change is out soon, publishing on 5th March. Find out more at DrivingRetailTransformation.com or follow Oliver on LinkedIn, including this rather fab unboxing video.

Additional podcast episodes to listen to next

In the complex world of modern retail, many retailers are seeking simplification changes. Continuous improvement can be an approach to simplify processes and procedures and remove or automate the complicated aspects of an operating model. Check out episode 260: Unlocking Retail Simplification to explore more.

260: Unlocking Retail Simplification - The Retail Transformation Show with Oliver Banks

In episode 261: Uncovering The Path To Retail Profitability, you’ll explore the six workstreams to help your business find the right approach to driving up profits.

And finally, for more on marginal gains, listen to episode 210: Making Marginal Gains To Drive Profit as Oliver shares 10 ideas that you can use to continually improve your business. Additionally, each of these can be expanded into their own continuous improvement initiatives – they don’t need to be done in a single step as a one-time activity.

210: Making Marginal Gains To Drive Profit - The Retail Transformation Show with Oliver Banks

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