Hi there, thank you for your question & apologies for the delay in replying, due to a short break.
I think of business improvement tools as ‘common sense plus’. I would describe the common sense part as the type of improvement that results from leadership, coaching, and other types of personal development. At Lose the Box, we do all that, and believe strongly that improvement hinges on winning hearts and minds. However, in my experience there is something even more powerful when we add ‘simple science’ to the mix. So for example, we use data, KPIs, process mapping, visual management, problem solving tools, and other Lean principles, to give a slightly harder edge to common sense. This enables us to prioritise and maximise the improvements. Importantly, it demonstrates the benefits to the leaders and teams who we are supporting to change. See http://bit.ly/1ZtP2zu for some significant improvements that we don’t feel would be achievable using just a common sense approach. Please get back in touch if you wish to discuss further, I hope this has helped.