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Carlo Scodanibbio
Management Consultant, South Africa
🔥NEW Traditional Kaizen came to the western world like lightening: people in industry got fascinated by the concept of "continuous improvement", a bit less - perhaps - by its "bottom-up" approach. Nevertheless, they went for it! In a "westernalized" fashion, they invented the famous Suggestion Box scheme (whereby personnel at all levels would be "involved" by inserting written, most often anonymous, suggestions regarding "items" to be improved...) And they invented Kaizen Board Meetings (where middle/high-level managers would meet - even on a weekly frequency - to attend to items to be improved...) And, obviously, there was an improvements list, with all items requiring improvement... But only few industries in the West practiced Kaizen with its original "spirit" and "methodology". Western Kaizen I recall an old story regarding Western Kaizen. In a "Mediterranean" Country, I was conducting training seminars followed by a day's consulting visit to participating companies premises (to (...) Read more? Sign up for free


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