At what point do we stop continuous improvement and look for new process or innovation? This question is worth pondering upon.
It depends on what outcome one receives from the process and see if it matches the desired outcome.
An example for ‘Continuous Improvement or Innovation’
“The light bulb wasn’t invented by continuously improving the candle…it was about understanding what the job to be done was and then stepping back to look for solutions to solve this”
It makes the reader think that no matter now much one tries to burn the candle brighter and longer, it does not lead to a bulb.
In the same way if the team does not truly understand what is the desired outcome, precious time and energy can be wasted. This is because the team may improve the process very well but the problem would require a change in system altogether. Or the team would invest a lot in innovation even when enhancing the process would have done the job.