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Kaizen Approach: Continuous Improvement

I had an Operations Management Professor who was a also an Engineer, MBA in HR, A former Police Officer and an Iron-man (Triathlete) who represented his country in the world stage!  He thought me about the Kaizen approach, and you can’t obviously tell he applied it to his life as well…

Kaizen (改善, Japanese for “improvement”) is a Japanese philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement throughout all aspects of life. When applied to the workplace, Kaizen activities continually improve all functions of a business, from manufacturing to management and from the CEO to the assembly line workers. By improving standardized activities and processes, Kaizen aims to eliminate waste. Kaizen was first implemented in several Japanese businesses during the country’s recovery after World War II and has since spread to businesses throughout the world

I thought this picture of Mario would be a good example of continuously improving on a product or brand and reinventing yourself along the way.

Evolution of Mario

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Art, Business Development, Definitions | , , , | Leave a comment