The Improvement Curve Report shows the number of submitted vs. completed Improvements.
Things to look out for:
- A high slope of submissions and completions indicates a health improvement culture.
- An inflection point in the slope of submission and completion usually reflects a change in leadership behaviors or improvement processes.
- A low slope of submissions and completions is a warning sign of an unhealthy improvement culture.
If you have more improvements being submitted than being completed, you have divergence. This risks slowing down your improvement efforts, decreasing engagement, and ultimately damaging your improvement culture.
- Make sure leaders are promptly assigning new Improvements.
- Make sure people are completing the Improvements they’ve been assigned.
You can add a target line to the Improvement Curve Report so that you can make sure your organization’s improvement efforts are meeting your goals.
The target line is based on the annual target rate calculated by multiplying the annual submission target by the number of active and offline users in that Location divided by the unit of time chosen for the Report. You can set a different target rate for each Location. If no Location is selected, then the target line is for the organization as a whole.
NOTE: The target line will not be displayed for any Location curve with a starting date before April 8, 2017 or for the entire organization curve with a starting date before June 14, 2016. You’ll need to select a date range after those dates to see the line.
To add a target line:
- Open either the Improvement Curve Report.
- If you want to add a target line to a specific Location, choose that Location from the Network map to the left of the chart.
- Click .
- In the resulting window, enter the annual submission target. This is the number of Improvements you want each user to submit on average. So for instance, if your Location has 100 people and the annual rate is 2 improvements per person per year, then the target line would start at 0 and end at 200 12 months later.
- Click .