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Non-blitz Kaizen: a voice of reason?

I was pleased to get a LinkedIn invitation to connect from someone who had found my article: “Kaizen Blitz – doomed to fail?”.  He wrote: “I found you by doing a Google search for non-blitz kaizen. I was very happy to find a voice of reason out there”.

Why would anyone with any common sense believe that a 1 week rapid improvement workshop is likely to make a significant difference to an organisation? Culture change happens in units of one (person by person) and a workshop involving perhaps 10-20 people is hardly likely to make that much difference, however representative of the wider organisation those people might be.

Read my article here. It describes the origins of the Kaizen Blitz, the typical outputs and outcomes from a blitz, and explains the circumstances in which it might be of value.

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