The Kaizen Philosophy Written by Kaizen Enterprises Pty Ltd
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The KAIZEN concept was developed in Japan during the 1950s, when a number of quality improvement methodologies were grouped together to form a unified philosophy. Essentially, the word “Kaizen” means “improvement”; and while it is most often applied in the workplace, it also encompasses improvements in one’s personal and social lives. Today, the KAIZEN philosophy of business improvement centres on the combined intelligence of the workforce. KAIZEN seeks the wisdom of ten people rather than the knowledge of one.

The KAIZEN philosophy is focussed on creating continuous improvement through small manageable steps. It is an approach that is ongoing; KAIZEN ideals are infinite, rather than single objectives.

The Japanese word KAIZEN means “gradual and orderly continuous improvement”, says the Kaizen Institute Limited. “The KAIZEN business strategy involves everyone in an organisation working together to make improvements without large capital investments.” In Japanese, ‘Kai’ means change and ‘zen’ means good.

By applying Kaizen thinking in all our business dealings, Kaizen Enterprises aims to create improvements in your business to help you enhance your processes and avoid errors in the future. Our commitment to the Kaizen philosophy permeates all our work, whether we are working with your employees, or conducting assignments externally.