opportunity for improvement


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opportunity for improvement

Error, mistake, screwup A euphemism for a booboo of biblical/near-biblical magnitude that is indefensible but, because it is systemic, is the type of error that can be corrected in the future. See Medical error.
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This temporary training team was commissioned to identify an opportunity for improvement within their own processes for which they could apply the ALCOA Eight Step Quality Improvement Process.
Today it's the "Excellence in Communication Leadership Award." Maybe there's still opportunity for improvement.
Despite the criticism, several respondents expressed what is undoubtedly the view of most executives: "The continuing need and opportunity for improvement does not require more government regulation!"
They don't see feedback as negative criticism; they see it as an opportunity for improvement. Team players never stop learning.
For all of the years that physician practices have been using practice management systems, there remains significant untapped information that would allow the practice to identify areas of opportunity for improvement. Most practices never get beyond the scheduling and billing.
Seeing an opportunity for improvement, attempting to do something positive, and failing in the attempt.
* Define the team's mission: What is the opportunity for improvement the team will address?
It is between these two points that opportunity for improvement exists.
This classic diagnostic and therapeutic approach exactly parallels the FOCUS methodology of TQM, in which an organization's management Finds an opportunity for improvement, Organizes a team to address that opportunity, Clarifies knowledge of the underlying process, Understands that process, and Selects a specific intervention designed to improve the outcome of the process.
Flowchart subprocess or "loops," a form of redoing what was done previously, present an opportunity for improvement because they may present chronic deficiencies that need to be resolved.
There is a 250 billion global market opportunity for improvements in agriculture.

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