Kontinuous Improvement Through Evolution (KITE) Teams

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Floyd, Duane A.   (1999, ASQ)   Technimark, Inc.

Quality Management Conference, Charlotte, NC    Vol. 11    No. 0
QICID: 18922    January 1999    pp. 1-8
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Article Abstract

[This abstract is based on the author's abstract.] Technimark's Packaging Products Division has perfected the concept of a Kontinuous Improvement Through Evolution (KITE) Team. While KITE teams are formed in a multi-day event, as happens in many companies, they do not complete all of their work within the span of this multi-day Kaizen-type event. The teams are responsible for continuous improvement in each original area of responsibility. The team's life span is one year, after which members are responsible for selecting and training their replacements. One member of the team becomes a member of the new team, providing for both new ideas and continuity from team to team. KITE Teams foster a deeper understanding of continuous improvement. These teams force people to realize that everyone in the organization must work together to improve.

Keywords

Employee involvement (EI),Continuous improvement (CI),Team building,Quality Improvement Team (QIT)


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