Kaizen is a Philosophy | Kaizen Background

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Kaizen is a Philosophy | Kaizen Background
David Bovis, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
I am led to believe Kaizen is more of a philosophy than it is a management 'tool' - the description above may wish to include the definition of Kaizen as it is understood with a Taoist appreciation of mutual benefit "on-going goodness / benefit, no one person gaining at another's expense"
And to include the muri and mura aspects of waste in addition to the muda - i.e. to remove 'unevenness' and attain 'spiritual peace' - once these issues are addressed, the psychology that is inherent to historical theologies and philosophies can be overtly considered and understood as the founders of TPS (Editor: Toyota Production System) originally tried to portray across cultural boundaries - the current 'context' in which Kaizen as a philosophy is portrayed is testament to their failure to transfer meaning from east to west......Sign up

Kaizen History and Background
Vic Williams, Consultant, Canada, Member
I think we can follow the kai zen thread back into zen and chinese chan. Both of those flow into dao/tao and natural patterns. The early quantum mecha...Sign up

Kaizen Usage in the East and West
Vic Williams, Consultant, Canada, Member
Sure. Toyota/asians are holistic thinking. They look at whole pictures.
West look at objects inside, often ignore surroundings. Different thinkin...Sign up

Kaizen Flows Towards Feng Shui
Vic Williams, Consultant, Canada, Member
The underlying patterns in kai zen match the underlying patterns in feng shui. In HK and Vancouver/Hongcouver some aspects of ergonomics and feng shui...Sign up

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