Kaizen


Kaizen is a Japanese term for continuous improvement.  A little Kaizen goes a long way over time.  From a personal development standoint, it’s key for overcoming resistance.

Comments (6)

  1. kindaichi says:

    The Japanese word kaizen (改善) means "improvement". There is no "continuous" sense to the word.

    Just for reference, here are two definitions from Japanese dictionaries.

    Daijirin: 「物事をよい方に改めること。」

    Nihon Kokugo Daijiten: 「物事の悪い面を改めてよくすること。よい方向へ改めること。改良。⇔改悪。」

  2. J.D. Meier says:

    Thanks for the clarification Nihon.  

    Is there a Japanese equivalent for the English concept of "continuous improvement"? (i.e. how to say *continuous* Kaizen?)

  3. Routines help build efficiency and effectiveness. Consistent action over time is the key to real results.

  4. Routines help build efficiency and effectiveness. Consistent action over time is the key to real results

  5. Justin says:

    导读今天发现了这篇非常精彩的,内容超级丰富的文章,实在忍不住,转载于此。

    原文地址:http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier/archive/2008/10/13/effective