Author and consultant Kathleen A. Paris, Ph.D., speaks on healthy workplaces, provides consulting for strategic planning, process improvement and redesign, and professional development for leaders. Read more »
Kathleen helps work groups improve or redesign their processes quickly using an Accelerated Improvement process. This fast-track approach from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Office of Quality Improvement requires some prework by a group of 2-3 people and two meetings of a larger group charged with improving or redesigning the process.
Improvement can be seen in a variety of ways:
Guaranteeing only two meetings helps to get the right people to the table. A decision-maker is much more likely to commit to two meetings than to an open-ended process which could take many months. Accelerated Improvement works well for designing new processes also.