September 20, 2017
If we could choose one thing about ourselves to change, for may it would be easily the propensity to be naturally lazy. A lot of people whether give hundred percent effort or give none, so being motivated to do just about anything can become a chore in itself. That is why we often look for ways to up our motivation and squash the proclamations in a manner that would make us a productive machine, but it is not easy at all.
What about to consider simple principles of Japanese technique Kaizen?
The word Kaizen is translated from Japanese in a number of ways, most simply as “change for the better.”
“Kai” means “change”/ “zen” means “good”
A “Kaizen” is a small improvement that is made by those who do the work. It is a small, low-cost, low-risk improvement that can be easily implemented. Kaizen is an ongoing methodology and philosophy for challenging and empowering everyone to use their creative ideas to improve their daily work.
Kaizen is built on the idea of accomplishing a task through a series of very small steps. We’ve all come to believe that accomplishing big goals requires big changes and hard work, when in reality, it requires a series of very small changes to accomplish one big goal. According to Kaizen.com, “One of the most notable features of kaizen is that big results come from many small changes accumulated over time.” The end result of thinking that big changes require big steps is that we get burnt out and overwhelmed. Kaizen is all about moving forward in an interval that shows instant, tangible results as a form of motivation.
Big results come from many small changes accumulated over time
Basically the main idea of this method is that a person should practice doing something for a single minute, every day at the same time. Clearly, it shouldn’t be any trouble for absolutely anyone — even the laziest person — to carry out a given task for such a small amount of time. Whereas you will more often than not find an excuse not to do something when faced with carrying it out for half an hour or an hour a day, you should be able to do without any misgivings for just 60 seconds.
The principles of Kaizen were developed by Masaaki Imai in his book Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success in 1986. Since the introduction of that book, Kaizen has become recognized worldwide as an important foundation of many company’s long-term competitive strategies. Companies from all over the world using the consulting services of the Kaizen Institue to run their businesses more efficiently and with greater success. For 30 years the principles of Kaizen have been improving the workflows of some of the largest corporation in the world, so just imagine what these basic principles can do for you in personal life daily issues.
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