Make the Leap

Abstract:Kaizen events, also called Kaizen workshops, are intensive drives to fix broken processes or design new ones. They are one of the best vehicles available for organizational change. A well-run kaizen event can produce a new process, transform workers and managers, generate a shared vision and a new way of doing things, identify opportunities for future kaizen workshops, and develop future leaders. A kaizen workshop is about orchestrating and controlling moments of truth for managers and employees. If these moments of truth go well, they will lead to significant organizational change. An organization may need outside help to get started, but a kaizen event is an internal process that should not be …

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Very timely article that I am using to present my case to have a Kaizen event at my plant.
Thank you.
--Charles Galea, 05-10-2012

The article is written OK, but a Kaizen event is like eating a salad for lunch. One might think the lunch "event" will help lose weight, but events aren't processes that bring about true improvement like well-designed Quality Management processes do.
--Ron Dunson, 05-09-2012

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