Kaizen is Usually a Team Sport

By Kaizen Tips

What is Kaizen?

By Mark Graban

A Kaizen idea, whether it’s the identification of a problem or a proposed countermeasure, usually starts with one person.

Then, things go through the full Kaizen process:

  1. Find problems or ideas
  2. Discuss them in the team
  3. Test and implement them
  4. Document what was done
  5. Share what was done with others

The second step, the discussion, is where things often turn from an individual effort to a team sport. We talk about the problem to clarify what we are trying to fix. We discuss to see if there’s a quick fix or if root cause analysis is needed. Most of the way, it’s a team effort, even if that team is just two or three people.

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