Kaizen & Organisational change
Dirk, Management Consultant, Australia
When the company I was working for was taken over by Japanese all of their methodologies were introduced using kaizen. Although the organisation did have a team approach, I do not consider us at the time to have been in any way disciplined though.
What is important I believe is the willingness to embark on a change program and this needs to be driven right from the top to have any chance of success. Managements lead
far outweighs a disciplined work force. That is what ultimately gave results in our case and in my consulting career since then Management's commitment is the one key factor I sought in every intervention program and proved to be successfull every time.