Our Approach

We believe a successful LSS or CPI effort must be connected to an overall plan that is designed to deliver impactful and sustainable results.

7-Step Approach to CPI

We believe a successful LSS or CPI effort must be connected to an overall plan that is designed to deliver impactful and sustainable results. Our 7-step approach ensures that the CPI mission is accomplished and the agency is truly changing the culture and promoting a continuous improvement mindset. We realize that organizations may have progressed through any number of steps prior to our involvement.

To best serve our clients we offer assistance in three areas:

  1. Full LSS deployments
  2. Support for existing LSS deployments
  3. Project support at the operational level.

Our extensive LSS implementation experience allows us to seamlessly support the client’s mission at any or all levels of the deployment.

7-Step Approach

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LEADERSHIP

The objective of this first step is to ensure authentic leadership and active participation in the creation and support of a continuous improvement environment. Leadership is dedicated to sustaining values, fosters visibility, and has enthusiasm that promotes process excellence.

STRATEGY

This step is performed with the objective of ensuring strategic alignment and active participation in the creation of a continuous improvement plan. Circle 6 works to build a strong foundation to support a more rigorous and disciplined mindset around continuous improvement efforts.

EFFORT

The objective of this step is to provide clarification and amplification on key fundamentals of communication, project alignment and prioritization, and creation of financial operational definitions. The results provide guidance for effective participation in the continuous improvement effort.

PRACTICE

This step is employed in order to deliver a persistence and working knowledge of continuous improvement and leadership skills that are exercised repeatedly in order to acquire or perfect a learning organization.

SKILLS

This step is implemented to develop a personal mastery and level of proficiency both in terms of process efficiency and in a disciplined workforce that understands the rigor and mindset needed to meet and exceed customer requirements.

EMBEDDED

The objective of this step is to have strong leaders at every level of the organization and to ensure that continuous improvement is becoming part of the organization’s daily norms, values and behaviors.

DNA

To ensure the momentum is sustained and strong. Continuous improvement is a mindset within the organization. Those in leadership positions at all levels are designers, stewards, and teachers.