kaizen

  

Definition

Japanese term for a gradual approach to ever higher standards in quality enhancement and waste reduction, through small but continual improvements involving everyone from the chief executive to the lowest level workers. Popularized by Mosaki Imai in his books 'Kaizen: The Key To Japan's competitive Success.'

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  • I thought the company must have taken a kaizen approach because they were holding themselves to incredible standards and evolving in a positive fashion.

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  • If you want to have your company always heading up in the right direction then taking a kaizen approach will help with that.

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  • The kaizen standards were excellent for our group as everyone was a perfectionist and constantly improving as well which was profitable for us.

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