Checkout my new introductory video on kaizen! The complete video series is available via my QuickSmarts collection, which is available in all training memberships.
What I have to share with you today is not a lean tool but a profound truth. I learned it from a friend and mentor of mine who spent some time working at the historic NUMMI plant with Toyota in California. Sometimes he listens to this show, so let me tell you—if you are listening—that you know I’ve said I’m a bad storyteller. But regardless I’m going to do my best! [Read more…] about 009 – No Need, No Kaizen
Alright, now back to today’s episode. Today I’m I’m going to introduce you to the concept of kaizen and share four things:
- What kaizen means
- The secret to creating a lean life
- Paul Aker’s compelling example of 2 Second Lean
- Why small improvements are strategically more important than big improvements
In this video we teach kaizen from the humble coffee machine! True kaizen is not like the scheduled “kaizen events” that are commonly used in the United States. Instead, kaizen represents a mindset and culture of small incremental changes.
P.S. If you’re looking for the first lean tip video involving the coffee machine, check out Lean Tip 001 here.