TIME for performance improvement: Targeting innovation in manufacturing engineering

Performance improvement capability is related to an organization’s ability to utilize a fundamental asset, the knowledge that resides with its employees, together with learning from past projects and having good links to external knowledge sources. Firms that develop mechanisms to encourage conversation between individuals and teams to take place, particularly in today’s post job security economic climate, can witness performance improvement at the individual and team level, and thence to the overall performance of the organization. This paper reports on performance improvement work that is taking place with the case study company, a post-lean organization, in order to develop its capacity for team and organizational learning and