1% Improvement

It's not always sweeping change, but small tweaks that get results.

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I was really inspired by this article, http://jamesclear.com/marginal-gains. It speaks of how, in 2010, Dave Brailsford took over the British professional cycling team and by making just 1% improvements, he help lead the team to multiple victories.

I was often timid to try new ideas because of the drastic changes required. But when I looked at implementing small changes, and breaking larger chances into smaller chunks, I have found myself more confident to give things a try. A bunch of small changes can really add up.


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Hi Mark, How are you? I think you are onto a great idea here and the comments below have really started to frame it out in more detail. We would love for you to share it in the ideate phase.

A couple of questions that might help frame out this idea:
What’s this idea about?
Why is this an idea that creates a culture of innovation?
How would you pitch this to other teachers in your school? Your principal?
How’d you get this idea off the ground?

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or want to talk the idea out in more detail!

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+1 to what Michael said! This was one of our favorite posts to the Discover phase. I hope to see it continue forward to Ideate. Remember - half baked are encouraged!

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