One of today’s best-known management paradigm is the Toyota Production System (TPS) – which has been suitably adapted and referred to as LEAN by western world. The spirit of TPS is rooted in the Japanese Zen philosophy and exemplified by Kaizen – a change to next elevated state.
‘CHANGE’ – the reality of impermanence and transformation rules the world always. Change to the next elevated state is IMPROVEMENT.
This is the crucial step in path and stepping stone towards KANZEN. IMPROVING continually (often and periodically) is required to grow towards perfection.
Between every improvement effort, the organization should STANDARDIZE to consolidate the gains of improvement and progress (move ahead) towards PERFECTION. This is the philosophy on which KIAP’s whole approach to consulting is based.