Everyday, Everybody, Everywhere …definition of Kaizen

I recently came across the work of  Masaaki Imai the highly respected Japanese operations management consultant and theorist.
He first reminded me that the Japanese translation of KAIZEN is actually ‘ Change For the Better’   and not Continuous Improvement as people usually translate it today.   He also made the incredibly insightful suggestion that the a new English definition for KAIZEN should be the following:
EVERYDAY, EVERYBODY, EVERYWHERE.   I think this is an excellent additional twist on the concept of KAIZEN.   Change for the better…Everyday, Everybody, Everywhere !


                                                                      Masaaki Imai

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