What is Kaizen?

Kaizen Culture

Developing a Kaizen Mindset will allow us to concentrate on offering our clients the highest value

Toyota is well known for its kaizen culture. This mindset focuses on continuous improvement and continuous growth. One of the key points that matter the most is people’s Problem Solving abilities.

Why Use PDCA for Problem Solving?

Provides a process with a set of approaches which helps us manage, modify and report information.

Helps to integrate different functional areas (Design, manufacturing, sales, etc..)

It helps us to better tell our story.

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PDCA Cycle

What does Kaizen focus on?

Team-based Problem Solving activities based on abnormalities identified in operations.
Engaging Team members to jointly and rapidly solve issues quickly and thoroughly – reinforces values of teamwork, cooperation and recognition.
Developing all Team Members’ ability to Solve Problems, and also teaching leadership and coaching skills.
A Method to achieve Continuous Improvements in Safety, Quality, Productivity, Delivery, Cost, and Human Development.

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Kaizen Opportunities in your company

Ritsuo Shingo – About Kaizen and Problem Solving

Ritsuo Shingo in Gemba Training – Romania

Importance of purpose in Kaizen

Ask yourself the following questions:

1. What is the “Ultimate Goal” of YOUR work = how do you contribute to Company Goals, Customer Goals? Think: ‘What’, ‘How’, ‘Who’

2. What is the “Ideal Situation” of YOUR work and the necessary accomplishments? Consider ‘What’, ‘How’, ‘Who’

3. How are you aware?

4. What is the “Current Situation” of YOUR work? (Concrete & Measurable metrics)

Visualize your situation and the opportunities!!!

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“Every day a little up, Some days a big up”

Conclusion

The Kaizen mindset is very important in developing good habits in a company. To develop a Kaizen Culture, the management has to be involved in spreading it.

This kind of mindset is useful not only in the workplace but in personal development too, you just have to take the first step.

“Until you take the first step, it will not be possible to see the next step.” 

See the methods of applying Kaizen concepts in our practical trainings