PLATFORM IMPROVEMENT MODEL - Plan-Train-Do - for SUCCESS
this page, I provide a simple model to reflect the basic elements of an improvement or change process. I kept it
of its communication
value - KISS principle "Keep it Simple"
I really think that
the model and the related change process are basically simple - it's people that make it
The Principle Emotional ownership
People tend to be more willing to participate in planned change when they have had an
opportunity to participate and influence the process leading to change
The four ingredients that are essential to
bring performance (in risk management/safety/loss control/quality etc.) to the desired level can be visualized to
form a platform resting on the three legs (Plan-Train-Do). The foundation of the platform is in "Motivation
more detailed description of the four ingredients can be found by clicking on the related subject below.
The Platform Model
The model shows that the
performance level is resting on three columns: Plan, Train and Do. The foundation is formed by (management)
Leadership & Motivation.
platform model forms the basis of the 17-step process to improvement
which is the process for
developing and implementing the management system such that there is a high chance of success.
The performance level rest on three columns: Plan, Train and Do.
Those need to be in balance with each other; if not, you can figure out what will happen with the platform and
everything on it. It does not make sense to have a plan and not train people before asking them to carry our the
work. And training people to do certain things and not ask them to do it (via the plan) only works the wrong way.
Do needs to follow Train needs to follow Plan. And that needs to be monitored, evaluated and repeated to get the
success that is wanted!
platform model somewhat looks like the Deming circle. I developed the model pictured above during the eighties of
last century when working as a safety management consultant. The "Platform Model" has the advantage that it
indicates up front two main items needed for success:
Combination of the platform model and the 17-step process can be seen in my logo and
also in the improvement wheel which is just another way
to visualize to improvement model.