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How to Deal With “That Guy” in Your Kaizen Event

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The books all refer to him as the 'concrete head', and I've heard him referred to as the 'block head', the 'knuckle head', or the guy no one wants to listen to. I say him because in all the kaizen events I have facilitated, this person was always a male; […] Read More

Kaizen Without Lean?

  Is it possible to have kaizen without lean? Can you run a campaign of continuous improvement without the direction and structure of an official lean program? Of course you can! And I'll explain why...  If you are a lean-minded, process-oriented, and attention to detail person who exhibits (dare I say it) 'out-of-the-box' thinking, you […] Read More

Kai zen, Kaisen, Kaizan, Kai-what?

Hello again Kaizen masters! Sorry for the delay in posting but I’ve been extremely busy with new projects, health issues (threw out my back), travel, and family matters. About 3 weeks ago, I had to move our dog kennel with our two little Dachshunds inside after they had an unfortunate accident. I lifted the kennel […] Read More

Kaizen and the Ten Year Culture Change

Have you given much thought to what Kaizen could do for your organization beyond a few events? If you’re in tune with Kaizen and preparing your next event, you’re probably wrapped up in defining the problem, building your team, and setting your schedule, I’m sure. But what do you expect your next 3, 6, or […] Read More

Kaizen Event and Kaizen Blitz

Ever been a part of a Kaizen event, or what is commonly referred to as the Kaizen Blitz? No? Well then you’re missing out on one of the most effective, engaging, and self-fulfilling continuous improvement events you’ll ever attend. The Kaizen event brings together a group of people from different departments and rapidly improves how […] Read More

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