Using Change Concepts to Come Up with Ideas

When you’re trying to think of a good idea for a change, you don’t necessarily have to start from scratch. Improvement experts have created a “cheat sheet” of sorts — a robust list of 72 types of changes that often lead to improvement. You can use the list as a jumping off point to develop specific ideas for changes that could work in your local setting.  Creatively combining these change concepts with knowledge about specific subjects can help generate ideas for tests of change. After generating ideas, run Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles to test a change or group of changes on a small scale to see if they result in improvement.

Download List of Changes Concepts