There are numerous well-known and effective approaches to putting initiatives in place. We detail specifics of a four-step approach, the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. This straightforward approach calls for constant interaction and repetition among the steps to support continuous improvement. This dynamic and deliberate nonlinear process can instill sustainable change.
Figure 1. Plan-Do-Check-Act
Image adapted from W. Edwards Deming Institute. (n.d.). PDSA cycle [Web page]. Retrieved from https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f1/4f/89/f14f893719a44de5e45aaa470c262b05.jpg.
 W. Edwards Deming Institute. The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle [Web page]. Retrieved from https://deming.org/explore/pdsa
 Excerpted from W. Edwards Deming Institute. (n.d.). PDSA cycle [Web page]. Retrieved from https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f1/4f/89/f14f893719a44de5e45aaa470c262b05.jpg.