Kaizen is a Philosophy | Kaizen Background

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David Bovis
Business Consultant, United Kingdom

Kaizen is a Philosophy | Kaizen Background

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...

  Vic Williams
Consultant, Canada
 

Kaizen History and Background

I think we can follow the kai zen thread back into zen and chinese chan. Both of those flow into dao/tao and natural pat...

  Vic Williams
Consultant, Canada
 

Kaizen Usage in the East and West

Sure. Toyota/asians are holistic thinking. They look at whole pictures. West look at objects inside, often ignore surro...

  Vic Williams
Consultant, Canada
 

Kaizen Flows Towards Feng Shui

The underlying patterns in kai zen match the underlying patterns in feng shui. In HK and Vancouver/Hongcouver some aspec...

 

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