Here at KaiNexus, we get the opportunity to chat with clients and write about many different continuous improvement tools and techniques. Lately, I’ve been thinking about two things that most of them have in common.
First, they are generally simple, but not easy.
And second, the key to success lies in the planning phase.
Both of these observations apply to Kaizen events. The concept is straightforward. A team sets aside other responsibilities for a few days to focus on solving an important challenge in short order. That’s pretty simple, but getting results requires a significant amount of planning and preparation
Fortunately, there is a well-defined path to success.
Here are the seven simple steps to follow before you kick off your next event.