For those who aren’t familiar with Kaizen, it is a Japanese word meaning continuous improvement. It's made up of two characters in Japanese: Kai, which means 'change,' and zen, which means 'good.' It's used to describe a company culture where everyone, from the CEO to the front desk clerk, regularly evaluates his or her work and thinks of ways to improve it. The concept is that small steps on a regular basis will lead to large improvements over time.
While it is a game-changing process, unfortunately 80% of Kaizen operations development projects fail in companies. This course, taught by the talented Hilary Corna, will bring Kaizen back to the basics and will show you a Toyota insider perspective on how Kaizen should be conducted internally in the company. By simplifying the process to it’s core, the course illustrates how you can create your own internal Kaizen activities, too, without hiring a consultant!
By the end of this course, you will have the answers to:
- What are the 3 key reasons Kaizen operations development project fail?
- What tools is your business currently using to standardize operational problem solving and what can they be using?
- Why does Kaizen help your business minimize the peaks and valleys of growth?
- Where in your business can Kaizen be applied?
- Who in your team can conduct Kaizen to help the company exponentially grow?
- How can Kaizen activities be applied to all areas of the business processes and in all sizes of companies?
- What is the importance of employees involvement and patience in Kaizen activities?
- How does Toyota collect over 1,000,000 ideas/year from their team members?
The expected results:
- A fundamental understanding of the Japanese word and philosophy, Kaizen
- An overview of the 8 Kaizen PDCA steps for problem-solving
Stop working inefficiently and start using the incredible pool of knowledge and insight that each member at every level of your team has. Take this course for the exact process and steps for how to do it by conducting Kaizen most effectively and efficiently the first time.of knowledge and insight that each member at every level of your team has. Take this course for the exact process and steps for how to do it by conducting Kaizen most effectively and efficiently the first time.