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Children for Health and Kaizen

One approach to continuous, incremental improvement is called kaizen. The term originated in Japan and translates to mean change (kai) for the good (zen).

Kaizen is based on the philosophical belief that everything can be improved: Some organizations look at a process and see that it’s running fine; Organizations that follow the principle of Kaizen see a process that can be improved. This means that nothing is ever seen as a status quo – there are continuous efforts to improve; which result in small, often imperceptible, changes over time. These incremental changes add up to substantial changes over the longer term, without having to go through any radical innovation. It can be a much gentler and friendly way to institute the change.

We hope the Children for Health is Kaizen…

The balance is that people need to know what you stand for and not be that lighthouse with legs!

What is your opinion of this? Have you used these ideas in your work or organisation?

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