The importance of continuous improvement
June 19, 2021"Improving daily work is even more important than doing daily work." — Gene Kim
“Continuous Improvement” is almost a buzzword these days. But I take it to heart. I’m constantly looking for ways to improve my business, my code, even my personal life.
Even the smallest improvements add up over time.
Gene Kim, co-author of The Phoenix Project, has a famous quote, which I think is very relevant:
Improving daily work is even more important than doing daily work.
It may be possible, in principle, to take this to an extreme. But I’ve never met a team, let alone an individual, who was any real danger of this.
Don't let the perfect ideals be the enemy of progress.
There's always room for improvement
Even in a static environment, improvement may slow down, but it doesn't have an upper bound.