Kaizen events are an excellent way to take quick action to tackle a difficult or long-standing problem. When used along with daily incremental improvement, they can lead to positive changes with measurable impact. However, the devil is in the details, and poor execution can lead to confusion and poor decision making, potentially making matters worse than they were in the beginning.
We’ve had the chance to chat with lots of folks who’ve run Kaizen events some with great success, others with a list of lessons learned. Here are there best tips for a Kaizen event that gets results.