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KAIZEN TEIAN

INTRODUCTION TO KAIZEN TEIAN

KAIZEN

Apart from being a Japanese Word WHAT IS IT

THE WORD KARMA

Does it Only Mean " ACTION PLAN ? "

KAIZEN

Means more than Just Continuous Improvement ( Gradual Accumulation of small Improvements )

TEIAN

Means PROPOSAL

AS IT STANDS .....

Human beings strive for self actualization and fulfillment of their potential. People are usually ready to assume responsibility when conditions allow them to do so. It is not true that some people are endowed with creativity. Everyone possesses the capacity to be creative and inventive Modern corporations do not make the best use of the intellectual capabilities of their employees.

KAIZEN IS EVERY EMPLOYEES OBJECTIVE

Every objective has two important components Maintenance - Support of daily status quo Improvement - Destroying status quo to improve circumstance

IMPROVEMENT OCCURS AT TWO GENERAL LEVELS

INNOVATIONS KAIZEN

KAIZEN

INNOVATIONS

Simple Improvement Low investment / expenditure Knowledge about one's own job is sufficient hence majority can participate

Major Changes
High Investment / expenditure Special Knowledge / skill is necessary hence only very few can participate

THREE STAGES THE KAIZEN MOVEMENT HAS THE FOLLOWING THREE STAGES

Participation development and activation of the organizational structure Development of skills of improvement of performance on the job Results are classified as tangible and intangible

CERTAIN GUIDELINES

Proposals should relate to the proposer's own workplace & Job Since the purpose is to improve jobs rather than to generate abstract ideas, there proposals should be innovations that can be implemented These improvements should be effective,but even more important - they should be seen as a way to energize people on the job and to develop their creative capabilities

TWO DIRECTIONS IN KAIZEN TEIAN ACTIVITY

IDEAS FOR INCREASING SALES IDEAS FOR KEEPING COSTS DOWN

OTHER DERIVED BENEFITS

COMMUNICATION EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT RECEPTIVE TO CHANGES HIGH MORALE

THE SYSTEM OF WALKING SUGGESTION BOXES

SUGGESTION BOX
Usually sends these messages to employees

Employees can come forward with proposals It is all right if employees make proposals It is alright if employees don't make proposals

THE POSITION OF KAIZEN TEIAN IN THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

What position does improvement proposal activity occupy in the overall system of Management? Since this activity is a Company wide activity, it necessarily involves a link between the activity and Management. A proposal system can become an integral part of the Management system