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Kaizen (改善 – “Good Change”)

Posted on September 6th, 2017 by Mike Roberts

The literal translation of Kaizen (改善) is good change, but the connotation and idea behind Kaizen is continual improvement . In business, kaizen refers to activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers. It also applies to processes, such as purchasing and logistics, that cross organizational boundaries. Toyota has made Kaizen famous, but a number of other Japanese companies adopted this philosophy after World War 2. Read the full post »