You are the Data Driver. You are critical to the success of continuous improvement because you analyze problems, evaluate possible solutions, validate assumptions, and calculate and track results. You help the organization make data-driven decisions and provide balance to your people-oriented co-workers.
You tend to get stuck in "analysis paralysis". You sometimes trust the data without fully understanding how it impacts people.
Tip for Success: Find a People Champion to help you understand the soft side of business. Use this person to help you understand the everyday, operational impacts of your data analysis and get your ideas off the ground.
Your CI Style is the Early Adopter. You are critical to the success of continuous improvement because you fully embrace change and understand that no improvement effort will ever be perfect. You are willing to work through the bugs to be the first to try out something new. You're willing to give feedback to make the change or improvement even better.
You can get impatient while waiting for a new change to happen. Bureaucracy, approvals, and testing can weigh you down.
Tip for Success: If you have ideas for change, partner with a Data Driver or Champion of the People to help you build a case for change and convince others to try your new approach.
Your CI Style is the Champion of the People. You are critical to the success of continuous improvement because you understand how improvement and process changes impact people. You actively seek feedback from everyone involved to make the solutions people-oriented. You provide balance to the data-driven people.
It may be hard for the Champion of the People to make tough business decisions. Too much heart or emotion can make you blind to what the data is telling you.
Tip for Success: Partner with a Data Driver to help you look at a problem or opportunity with more objectivity. Together you can combine people and data to make a compelling case for change.
Your Continuous Improvement Style is the CI Facilitator. You are critical to the success of continuous improvement because you are skilled at bringing together cross-functional teams to solve shared problems. You create the plan and ensure everyone sticks to it. People value your organization and drive.
Be aware that you can get too focused on "the plan". You may not always have enough flexibility to adjust for roadblocks or changes to the project.
Tip for Success: Ensure your team has a good mix of people-oriented and data-oriented perspectives to provide you with feedback. You'll have a well-informed perspective to set your team up for success.
Your CI Style is the Visionary. You are critical to the success of continuous improvement because you have the ability to look forward several years to see the future vision. You understand how all of the pieces come together to create the big picture. People are inspired and motivated by your vision of a better future.
If you get too-focused on the future, you may miss the present. You can get overwhelmed by the tactical details to implement your vision. People may see you as unrealistic or "ahead of your time".
Tip for Success: Find a strong CI Facilitator to help you execute your vision. Together you can map out a plan to make incredible improvements.
Your CI Style is the Improvement Challenger. You are Critical to the success of continuous improvement because you ask the tough questions to help your team uncover roadblocks before you ever encounter them. Your team appreciates your ability to see two or three steps ahead of each decision. You can see all of the upstream and downstream effects of an improvement or change.
You can be seen as contrarian. This can get frustrating for your team members because you can come across as negative and unsupportive.
Tip for Success: Listen closely to the perspectives of your team members. Help them understand that you want to eliminate any obstacles before they ever appear.
Your CI Style is the Team Player. You are critical to the success of continuous improvement because you have tremendous depth of knowledge in your subject matter. You can be trusted to make a significant contribution to your team. Your team relies on you to help them understand how their ideas and changes will truly impact the business.
While you have depth of knowledge, you may not be able to see the big picture. You can be too focused on your own area and don't see how changes impact other groups, teams or departments.
Tip for Success: Partner with a Visionary. The Visionary can help you see how the pieces fit together long-term while you can provide him or her with a practical perspective.