Kaizen’s five primary elements
Kaizen is a philosophy, with origins in Japan, which is oriented at taking incremental steps towards improving business processes, products, and quality.
Kaizen is founded upon five primary elements:
- Quality Circles: A quality circle is a group of people who work on the same or similar project, who meet on a regular basis to identify, analyse and solve work-related issues, if any.
- Improved Morale: It is an important step in achieving long term efficiency and productivity.
- Teamwork: Kaizen strives to help employees think that all are part of a team and need to put in collective efforts in order to succeed.
- Personal Discipline: A commitment to personal discipline by each employee ensures that the team will remain strong.
- Suggestions for Improvement: Gathering feedback from all the employees ensures that all problems are addressed before they become significantly huge.