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I'm looking for a word or term that describes succeeding at a task while also maintaining that success across time.

An example without such a word or term:

  • I'd like to congratulate the team for successfully lowering the incident rate and maintaining the low rate of incidents over the last few weeks.

I'm looking for a more concise way of expressing the same thing.

Maybe something like the following?

  • I'd like to congratulate the team for effectively? lowering the incident rate over the last few weeks.

Is there a better way to express such a sentiment?

  • I can understand that you might congratulate someone on maintaining the lead and [thereby] winning the race, but it doesn't really make sense to me to reverse those two "achievements". – FumbleFingers Sep 23 '16 at 17:55
  • I'd like to congratulate the team for being "successful over time". – Graffito Sep 23 '16 at 19:29
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    Their continued success at [stuff]. – Mazura Sep 23 '16 at 23:42
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The OP's sentence:

I'd like to congratulate the team for successfully lowering the incident rate and maintaining the low rate of incidents over the last few weeks.

Possible rewording:

I'd like to congratulate the team for its vigilance in continuing to lower the incident rate over the last few weeks.

Vigilance is a good safety word. From Dictionary.com:

vigilance: keenly watchful to detect danger; wary

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"I'd like to congratulate the team for consistently lowering the incident rate over the last few weeks."

M-W:

consistent adjective

: always acting or behaving in the same way

: of the same quality; especially : good each time

: continuing to happen or develop in the same way

  • consistently adverb

Customers expect that the quality of service they receive will be consistent.

Your grades have shown consistent improvement this school year.

  • This lacks the aspect of "maintaining". Rather, it keeps on consistently changing constantly. – Mazura Sep 23 '16 at 23:47
  • Check the second definition of same quality. I believe it fits your mainitaing requirement. – alwayslearning Sep 24 '16 at 2:37
  • consistently low incident rate; no ing. Which means, no ly on "consistent", either. Or does it? Should you ever say "consistently low" ? Sounds right to me... – Mazura Sep 24 '16 at 2:56
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I'd like to congratulate the team for sustaining a low (or lower or lowered) incident rate over the last few weeks.

The relevant meaning, from the Oxford Dictionaries website is:

cause to continue or be prolonged for an extended period or without interruption.

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achieve lasting success

lasting: enduring or able to endure over a long period of time. "they left a lasting impression"

Your example:

I'd like to congratulate the team for their lasting success in lowering the incident rate.

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