In identifying what makes a continuous improvement team successful, it’s most helpful to look at where they fail. Anyone can retroactively attribute key factors to success, however, real learning comes from understanding the shortcomings. We identified five common reasons continuous improvement teams fail to succeed.
This month's book club tackles "The Spirit of Kaizen." Kaizen is about making lasting change, one small step at a time.
In this quick read, Dr. Robert Maurer takes Kaizen principles and practically applies to a variety of business areas, including employee health, problem-solving, company morale, and more. Maurer leverages his background in psychology to provide concrete evidence that Kaizen methodology works for a reason.
The world of Lean Manufacturing is full of acronyms and industry buzzwords. No glossary could encompass the full breadth of terminology, but it’s always helpful to have a consolidated resource to use as a reference.
Wise quotes can inspire. Insightful sayings have the power to spark change and foster a culture of creativity and quality. We’ve gathered a collection of shareable quotations from the great Taiichi Ohno, in the hopes that you’ll spread his wisdom across your organization. After all, Kaizen happens one small step at a time — so start now!