Definitions for "Continuous improvement"
A approach to quality which relies on setting higher standards in successive years rather than on trying to achieve the highest standards in one fell swoop. See 'quality cycle'.
The ongoing improvement of processes.
According to the Michigan Department of Education's publication Education Yes!—A Yardstick for Excellent Schools, “continuous improvement” is an indicator that will recognize programs that have a focus on continuous improvement, including the monitoring of improvement activities, support provided through professional development, visitation by peer reviewers, and/or other continuous improvement processes.
The commitment to creating a better product, work environment and business, every day.
The never-ending pursuit of waste elimination by creating a better workplace, better products, and greater value to society.
A cornerstone of IT Service Management best practice, whereby all aspect of service provision are continually challenged to identify potential increases in economy, efficiency or effectiveness.