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Kaizen 101. New to The Approach? Start Here.

March 23, 2021

The world was first introduced to kaizen's philosophy and practice in 1986 with Masaaki Imai's book, Kaizen, The Key to Japan's Competitive...

3 Fundamental Quality Management Techniques

March 17, 2021

Quality management is a subject that's often studied in business. There are hundreds of books and countless blog posts with advice on how...

Continuous Improvement Goal Suggestions for 2021

January 5, 2021

I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that I believe we are all glad to have 2020 in the rearview mirror. While life isn't going...

6 Steps to Continuous Improvement in Automotive Manufacturing

March 29, 2021

Manufacturers of all kinds seek to achieve continuous quality improvement because it ensures the consistency of products delivered to...

What it Takes to Receive the Leapfrog Top Hospital Award

September 8, 2020

The Leapfrog Group is a nonprofit organization founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers of healthcare concerned with quality...

The Improvement Project Version of 20 Questions

June 3, 2020

I'm sure you've all played the game 20 questions. The goal of the traditional parlor game is to uncover an object chosen by one player by...

10 Special Considerations for Remote Kaizen Events

April 22, 2020

Many leaders are finding themselves faced with the task of managing a 100% remote team for the first time. The challenge is amplified by...

Continuous Quality Improvement is Hard to Sustain. We Know Why.

February 25, 2020

Has your organization started a quality improvement program with great fanfare and a ton of enthusiasm only to see it peter out over time?...

Beyond the Problem – Bonus Benefits of Kaizen Events

October 21, 2019

Kaizen events, sometimes called rapid improvement events, are an effective way of solving difficult challenges within organizations. A team...