Spreading good ideas

"The challenge for urban educators is not to build more pilot programs, but to find a way to replicate selected reforms to create an entire system that works."

Rudy Crew, Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools, New York Times Magazine (August 31, 1997)

Slight adaptation of the quote from Rudy Crew would describe the challenge facing executives in any industry or government organization trying to lead improvement. Incredible levels of improvement are available to the organization that can close the gap between what is being achieved somewhere in the industry, or at a few of its locations, but not in the others. The aim of this project is to identify existing methods and develop new methods to accelerate the spread of good ideas throughout an organization.