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Improvement is not mere understanding, it requires achievement. It is change that is embedded in statistics, systems, knowledge and psychology. It is learning- in -action. The quality of improvement requires research and theory. As a methodology, improvement requires refined vocabularies and formats of discourse that allow better exposition of the science in improvement. The Improvement Science Study Circles [ISSC] and the series of Improvement Science Seminars, support our "Communities of Learning".
You are needed! To dignify quality we must first create academic space for it. To mainstream quality we must go upstream: co-create improvement science curriculums and better ways of delivering them. Improvement science shares logical structure with clinical reasoning, closes the audit loop and is the next step in the evolution of evidence based medicine. Qnowledge is about bridging academia and community by creating "Communities of Scholars" to facilitate practice based learning. Learning and teaching are integral, reciprocal and always incremental. What you know, teach now.
Improvement is about action and interaction, within and between organizations. There is no single more important factor identified in the teachings of the gurus and recent scientific research, than the need for leadership. The need, urgency, direction, texture, quantum and momentum of change depend on leadership. Leadership is not about position but about maximizing possibilities. Irrespective of the stature or nature of your work, leadership can and must be learnt. If you wish to make a difference. First, you must lead. Improvement will follow.