KAIZEN is Japanese word. In simple words' Kaizen ' means continuous improvement. KAIZEN represents Work culture. KAIZEN represents for gradual improvement in day today work practices. KAIZEN encompasses
methodology of PDCA cycle. PDCA cycle means Plan- Do- Check – Act. The focus is on Employee Involvement. The Quality Circles are formed involving cross functional teams from concerned dept. to implement KAIZEN. The Quality
Circle teams are trained to implement KAIZEN. Results of KAIZEN are periodically monitored to achieve continuous improvements.
It makes continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering, game development, and business management. It has been applied in healthcare, psychotherapy, life-coaching, government, banking, and other industries. When used in the business sense and applied to the workplace, kaizen refers to activities that continually improve all functions, and involves all employees from theCEOto theassembly lineworkers.
Kaizen is a daily process, the purpose of which goes beyond simple productivity improvement. It is also a process that, when done correctly, humanizes the workplace, eliminates overly hard work, and teaches people how to perform experiments on their work using the scientific method and how to learn to spot and eliminate waste in business processes.
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