The Definition of Kaizen

The video explains the concept of Kaizen, a Japanese term traditionally understood as “continual improvement.”

The speaker suggests this translation is insufficient, proposing a more precise interpretation: “everyday improvement, everybody improvement, and everywhere improvement.”

Kaizen emphasizes consistent daily enhancements, involving all employees from top management to part-time workers, and applies across all areas of a company, not just the shop floor.

This approach requires strong discipline, commitment, and company-wide participation, aiming for comprehensive and sustained improvements.