Kaizen: Lost in Translation

Kaizen: Lost in Translation

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Kaizen: Lost in Translation
Despite what you may have been told, kaizen does not just mean ‘continuous improvement’
 

 

Japanese improvement techniques have been emulated across the globe for decades, and none carries more cultural weight than the theory of kaizen. When I expose Western leaders to lean practices in Japan, they often express that they have come away with a better understanding of “true kaizen.” They are clearly witnessing something in Japanese society that is not carried over in mainstream guides to lean.

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Original: https://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/lean-article/kaizen-lost-translation-080217.html
By: Laurel Thoennes @ Quality Digest
Posted: August 2, 2017, 7:03 pm

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