December 22, 2021 | Mark Paradies

5 Improvement Ideas to Add to Your 2022 Plans

Improvement Idea

Five Improvement Ideas to Add to Your 2022 Improvement Plans

I was thinking about ideas that everybody could add to their plans to improve performance in 2022 (think of these as pre-New Years Eve resolutions) and I came up with 5 improvement ideas that are almost universal. They are:

  • Improve Your Root Cause Analysis
  • Benchmark Your Improvement Programs
  • Get Motivated by Inspiring Speakers
  • Network with Peers from Other Industries/Disciplines (not just the same people you know in your industry)
  • Learn Best Practices from Around the World

That’s a pretty good list. Let’s look at each topic in more detail!

1. Improve Your Root Cause Analysis

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis

Of course, you would expect this from me. But it really is important for everyone – not just TapRooT® Users.

If you don’t know much about TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis, 2022 is the year to find out. Choose the COURSE that is best for you and attend. Or sponsor a course at your site and have between 10-32 people attend. (We can even do these courses virtually.) CONTACT US for a quote for on-site training.

If you are already a TapRooT® User, consider an advanced course like the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course or the Stopping Human Error Course. Or schedule a refresher course for people at your site. Call us at 865-539-2139 or CLICK HERE to contact us for a quote.

2. Benchmark Your Improvement Programs

How do your improvement programs compare to other industry leaders? The best way to find out is to benchmark your programs. But where can you meet with industry leaders from around the world? From your industry and others?

The 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit

Every Summit people tell me how much value they gain by benchmarking their improvement practices with smart people at industry-leading companies from around the world. Attend the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit and tell me what you think.

3. Get Motivated by Inspiring Speakers

Summit Keynote Speakers

Where can you hear great speakers that will inspire you to make your improvement program even better?

The 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit on May 2-6 in Knoxville, TN

Who is speaking at this year’s Summit?

  • Inky Johnson
  • Ken Futch
  • Claus Rose
  • Vice Admiral (retired) Joseph Aucoin
  • Kirstie Ennis

Find out more about these great Keynote Speakers at this LINK.

4. Network with Peers from Other Industries/Disciplines

Yes, networking with people in your discipline in your industry is a good idea. But you also need to network with people from other disciplines and industries to get new, fresh improvement ideas. That’s why we encourage broad attendance from many different disciplines and industries at the Global TapRooT® Summit. What type of companies (industries) attend the Summit? Here is a partial list from the past few years…

Abbott Labs | AES | Advanced Energy Systems | Air Canada | Air Liquide | Alcoa | Ameren | Andritz | Anglo Gold | APS | Ashland | Asplundh | Barrick | BAE Systems | Bayer | Boart Longyear | BWXT | Cameco | Champion Technologies | Chevron | CNSC | Cogentrix | Compass Minerals | ConocoPhillips | Co-Op Refining | Corteva | CSB | Daikin Applied | Duke Energy | DuPont | Emory Healthcare System | Encana | ENSCO | Entergy | EPA | Exelon | ExxonMobil | FAA | FedEx | First Energy | Flint Hills Refining | Fluor | GE | General Dynamics | Genetech | Good Samaritan Hospital | Halliburton | Hess | Hydro One | IAP Worldwide Services | INPO | Integris Health | Irving Oil | KBR | Luminant | Marathon Oil | Mercy Hospital | M-I SWACO | Matrix Services | Military Healthcare System | Momentive | Monsanto | MSHA | Nabors Drilling | National Grid | Norsk Hydro | NRC | NTSB | Nutrien | ORNL | Oxy | Parker Drilling | Parsons | Pennsylvania American Water | Petrobras | Petro-Canada | Pfizer | PPG | Pratt & Whitney | Praxair | Qantas | Riggs Distler | Rio Tinto | Rust-Oleum | Sandia National Labs | Sasol | Saudi Aramco | SBM Offshore | Sealed Air | Shell | Siemens | SKF | SMUD | Subsea 7 | Suncor | Talisman | Thermo Fisher Scientific | Total | TransAlta | Tucson Electric Power | TVA | Valero | Weatherford | Westar | Westmoreland Coal

And what type of disciplines are represented? Here’s a sample from recent years…

Safety | Process Safety | Quality | Compliance | Equipment Reliability | Patient Safety | Operational Excellence | Maintenance | Food Safety | Risk Management | Nuclear Safety | Flight Safety | Supply Chain | Operations/Production | Senior Management | Environmental

Those are a variety of industries/companies and disciplines. Add your company and discipline to the list for 2022!

5. Learn Best Practices from Around the World

Smart people from around the world attend the Global TapRooT® Summit to share best practices and learn best practices from others. You should be there to share your best practices and learn from others.

What kind of best practices will you learn about? These eight best practice tracks might give you some ideas…

  • Executive Leadership
  • Investigations & Root Cause Analysis
  • Human Performance
  • Quality, Operational Excellence, & Asset Reliability
  • Safety & Risk Management
  • Compliance
  • Soft Skills
  • Certified Instructor

You can see the complete schedule for the Best Practice Sessions with the speakers’ names HERE. And you can choose the track that fits your interests or pick and choose sessions from any track to customize your schedule.

6. BONUS – Pre-Summit Training

I know we already mentioned root cause analysis training in the list of 5 improvement ideas. But there are also the advanced Pre-Summit Courses at the 2022 Global TapRooT® Summit. Here’s the list of the nine Pre-Summit Courses:

  • TapRooT® Executive Leadership Course
  • Audits & Proactive Improvement Using TapRooT®
  • TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course
  • Stopping Human Error
  • Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course
  • Risk Management Best Practices & Oportunity Based Thinking
  • TapRooT® Evidence Collection & Interviewing Techniques Course
  • Best Practices in Mistake Proofing & Corrective Actions Development
  • TapRooT® Software Course

Get more info at THIS LINK.

5 Improvement Ideas Plus a Bonus – Get Started!

Don’t wait! Add these 5 improvement ideas (and a bonus) to your improvement list for 2022. Register for the courses you choose and the Summit.

Need help making improvement happen? Take an improvement team to the 2022your team Summit. Here are the discounts your team might qualify for…


Register early to qualify for the early bird contest. Get details HERE.

Courses & Training, Environmental, Equipment Reliability / Equifactor®, Human Performance, Implementation, Operational Excellence, Patient Safety & Healthcare, Process Safety, Quality, Root Cause Analysis, Root Cause Analysis Tips, Safety, Summit
Show Comments

One Reply to “5 Improvement Ideas to Add to Your 2022 Plans”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *