Spreading improvement

Spread describes the process by which we take change ideas beyond the initial area of testing to new areas or teams.  Spread normally takes place once a change idea has been succcesfully tested, implemented and sustained under a variety of conditons. If you know the change project and ideas are likely to be spreadable this should be planned for from the beginning of an improvement project.

This section focuses on some key principles and practical tools that will help you to spread your improvement ideas. 

Improvement Journey with Spread circled in red
Topics in spread

When to spread, context and adopters

Five questions to help you spread improvement

  • What are you spreading?
  • What is your system?
  • Sensitivity to context?
  • What is your scalable unit?
  • What is your compelling story?