8 Important Questions about Kaizen Events, Answered

8 Important Questions about Kaizen Events, Answered

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8 Important Questions about Kaizen Events, Answered

Kaizen events are an effective way to implement changes quickly. They are also a great way to get team members involved in improvement and to foster cross-functional collaboration. When we chat with people who are relatively new to structured continuous quality improvement, they often have questions about Kaizen events.

Here are answers to the ones we hear most frequently.

What is Kaizen?

This may seem like a strange question for someone considering doing a Kaizen event, but it is surprising how often the technique is introduced without the necessary context. Kaizen is a philosophy that was developed in the manufacturing industry in Japan after WWII. The term is translated as “positive change.” It is the idea that continuous improvement is both necessary and possible. It focuses on respect for people and the belief that even small improvements can have a big impact.

Original: https://blog.kainexus.com/improvement-disciplines/kaizen/kaizen-events/common-questions-about-kaizen-events
By: Matt Banna
Posted: July 17, 2017, 2:22 pm

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