The Kaizen Spirit (PDCA) Card

PDCA or Plan – Do – Check – Act The word “Kaizen,” if you break it down into its two Japanese root words, “kai” means change and “zen” means good. It’s not just about change or an iteration. It’s about making sure change is for the better, and that the change is what you intended. The essence Read More …

Develop a Kaizen Spirit thru TWI

A few weeks ago, I introduced the Lean Talent Development Matrix and had promised to follow-up with the description in more detail of the boxes. Instead of singling out each box, I thought the natural progression was to group the boxes and show the overall relationships in four quadrants. This diagram represents the four boxes Read More …

Kaizen Event Stack

A collection of Business901 Podcasts that center on a Kaizen Event and the steps leading up to it. I have included a few meeting and communication transcriptions that I thought would prove beneficial. As of this writing, there are 13 transcriptions included. Kaizen Event Stack Stacks are a new way to organize your own publications, as Read More …

24 Kaizen / PDCA Transcription

This is a collection of Business901 Podcast Transcriptions, called Stacks (see below) through my Issuu channel: Kaizen / PDCA Stacks Stacks are a new way to organize your own publications, as well as any other publications that you find interesting. For your own publications, after you are done publishing them, Stacks are an easy way Read More …

Pushing Kaizen Beyond the Walls

Michael Ballé is the co-author of, The Gold Mine, a bestselling business novel of a Lean turnaround, and recently, The Lean Manager, a novel of lean transformation, both published by the Lean Enterprise Institute. For the past 15 years, he has studied lean transformations, helping companies develop a lean culture. He is an engaging and Read More …