Aim. To create a global aim statement to focus the improvement work based on the theme the lead improvement team selected.
Objectives. At the completion of this unit, you will be able to
• Identify the importance of the relationship between the global aim, the improvement process flow, and theme selection.
• Describe how to manage new ideas and topics within the context of writing a global aim.
• Write a global aim statement using a template.
After assessing your microsystem and selecting a theme, it is useful to write out a global aim. As this chapter explains, the global aim helps you become more detailed and specific about what you intend to improve (see Figure 16.1).
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