Improve Existing Tasks

In order to be innovative one needs to ensure that all existing tasks are done in the most innovative way. Routine matters are often dealt with automatically and thus, inefficiency creeps in, eating into the profitability of the organization. The techniques of innovation see existing tasks as a vast area, ripe for improvement. The Japanese are always looking for better ways of doing anything. They say in effect, “This is being done very well. Let us study how to do it better”. While it allows status quo to remain, they are constantly looking for ways to do existing things more efficiently.