Not a single day should go by without an improvement

Kaizen means "improvement". Kaizen strategy calls for never-ending efforts for improvement involving everyone in the organization.

Kaizen Mindset is Kaizen's starting point. It sets the right mindset and business environment in a Continuous Improvement Firm (CIF).




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Every radical innovation or radical improvement should be followed by an army of incremental innovations and/or continuous improvements to achieve greater and sustainable results.

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Kaizen Mindset


Everything can and should be improved. (Some Japanese managers go as far as to say to their subordinates, "Regard whatever you do now as the 'worst' way to do your job.")

Not a single day should go by without some kind of improvement being made somewhere in the company.

Don't criticize, suggest an improvement.

Think beyond common sense. Challenge assumptions. Even if something is working, try to find the ways to make it work even better. Ask searching questions.

Customer-driven strategy for improvement any management activity should eventually lead to increased customer satisfaction.

Imagine the ideal customer experience and strive to provide it.  >>  Example




Quality first, not profit first an enterprise can prosper only if customers who purchase its products or services are satisfied.

Recognize that any corporation has problems and establish a corporate culture where everyone can freely admit these problems and suggest improvement.  >>  Example

Think of how to improve it instead of why it can't be improved.




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Dennis Kotelnikov, Mister Innovation World award winner, an outstanding actor and singer, is never satisfied with his performances. He doesn't seek a praise. Instead, after every performance, Dennis asks others what he could do better. Their feedback helps Dennis keep making his performances increasingly better.





See problem solving as cross-functional collaborative and systemic approach.

Emphasis on process establish a way of thinking oriented at improving processes, and a management system that supports and acknowledges people's process-oriented efforts for improvement.

Start with scarcity. It's hard to see the need for Kaizen when resources are plentiful.

When there is a worker or supplier performance problem, don't replace them. Keep them and help them improve instead.









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