“Kaizen” is a Japanese term used to convey “gradual, orderly and continuous improvement”. Introduced to the colloquial business world in the 1980s, Kaizen has become a well-known and widely practiced management philosophy. Popularized by Toyota Motors, the philosophy encourages an organization to work cooperatively on an ongoing basis to make improvements without excessive expenditures or special projects. Sounds simple, but what does it mean for your organization?
Published: May 18, 2012
Written By: Jeremy Klingel