3 golden rules to sustain Kaizen/ Lean

Kaizen/ Lean has been said & done by many organizations but when it comes to SUSTENANCE organizations face challenges. They often slide back and are not able to sustain the improvement or the given improved state. Daily KAIZEN™ is a tool that helps to organize the team & the GEMBA. It is a methodology to develop teams by practicing the daily routines which in turn helps to sustain improvements. You can read more in our Daily KAIZEN™ Post.

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No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings —Peter Drucker, pioneering management author

3 Behaviors (Golden Rules) of Kaizen/ Lean Leader must for Daily Kaizen 

React Quickly to Team Member Call:

•       Know the Process and the Methods

•       Be near the People

•       Get released easily from own working position

•       Have the skills to implement solutions effectively and swiftly

MONITOR AND COMMUNICATE THE TEAM’S PERFORMANCE:

•       Use Visual team board

•       Team board should be close to the people

•       Frequent performance tracking

•       Frequent feedback to the team and to superior

IMPLEMENT REQUIRED IMPROVEMENTS & IDENTIFY MORE:

•       Rapid use of practical problem solving tools

•       Encourage team members KAIZEN™ ideas

•       Solution is obvious: correct immediately

•       Ensure containment

•       If more than one cause is possible, ensure effective countermeasures are implemented

•       Implement improvements assigned by superior

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