Organizing for Improvement (Support Kaizen)
Many organizations have made great improvements by employing lean tools and kaizen methods, but struggle to sustain the improvements. Our Support Kaizen model enables clients to build the foundation of daily management and lean leadership required to truly create a culture of continuous improvement within the organization. Support Kaizen will
- Increase employee engagement
- Improve visibility of progress towards goals
- Align improvements with business strategy
- Insure sustainability of results
Support Kaizen begins with Policy Deployment (hoshin kanri) to ensure that all kaizen projects are focused on achieving strategic objectives. Mission Control (obeya) rooms are created to visualise progress against the project plan. The kaizen steering committees use the obeya room to review progress of kaizen projects and clear roadblocks, keeping projects on track.
Leader standard work and frontline coaching (kata) is deployed to ensure that teams are strengthened while standards are maintained and improved on a daily basis. Internal capability is developed by certifying Kaizen Practitioners, Kaizen Coaches and Kaizen Managers
Kaizen Institute consultants have helped clients along this journey on many occasions. Contact us to learn how to build a Support Kaizen system for sustainable improvement within your organization.