„Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I might remember. Involve me and … I will learn.”

Confucius

What is kaizen?

What is kaizen?

Kaizen philosophy allows one to plan and act taking into account the long term. Kaizen, or continual improvement ingrained into a company’s culture is a recipe for a lean and flexible organisation. It accurately reacts to clients’ needs, challenges posed by the competition or owners’ expectations. Rather than “putting out fires” the kaizen approach makes it possible to consistently pursue improvement plans, keeping a step ahead of market needs and the efforts of the competition. This is made possible through the skills and experience of the team. Every idea counts, every problem is an opportunity to learn and change becomes the daily routine.

A few words about lean

A few words about lean

On the other hand, the lean management method comprises various tried and tested tools. They help in implementing changes to processes, to plan work and in customer relations. Lean is a recipe for significant and permanent improvement. Reducing process time by 50%, achieving 95% quality or reducing costs by 30% are the results of lean actions which we see on a daily basis.

Synergy

Synergy

Kaizen and lean are powerful tools in their own right for building healthy and vigorous organisations. Combined into one single method they are an excellent way to build lasting competitive advantage in an organisation operating in any industry.

Why kaizen and lean?

Why kaizen and lean?

For years, we have been advising companies undergoing change. In the past, we used various tools and methodologies, but only the application of lean and kaizen made it possible for us to comprehensively see companies, the challenges faced by them as well as their problems. These are the best tools for today’s challenges.

The basis of kaizen and lean is the commitment of all employees. Solutions are worked out, changes are implemented and culture of improvement is built by individuals whom the given issue applies to, resulting in effective and permanent changes.

 

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