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Personal Improvement – Kaizen Focus On Process


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How do you survive recession? – You improve yourself and offer more value.
How do you improve yourself? – You get better results by focusing on improving your process.
How do you improve your process? – You focus on 6 critical areas according to Kaizen: Discipline. Time Management. Skill Development. Participation and Involvement. Morale. Communication.

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Improving Process – Kaizen Way

In order to improve your results Masaaki Imai, the author of Kaizen: The Key To Japan’s Competitive Success, recommends improving your process. To improve your process you focus on the following:

  • Discipline.
  • Time Management.
  • Skill Development.
  • Participation and Involvement.
  • Morale.
  • Communication.

Taking The Kaizen Way Of Process Improvement

This is my take on personal improvement mapped to the above focus areas:

Am I on track? Are you?

24 December 2008

6 Comments »

  • J.D. meier said:

    Nice breakdown and integration.

    I like the frame of the Kaizen key areas: Discipline. Time Management. Skill Development. Participation and Involvement. Morale. Communication

  • alik levin (author) said:

    I like this frame too, now i can clearly see where I was making my mistakes…now i can focus on improvement and expect results.

  • Jimmy May, Aspiring Geek said:

    The interrelationships between these processes are interesting. You can’t do one well without doing all of them competently, yet progress in one area elevates the other processes–at least that’s how it struck me as I thought about them.

    Any day is a good day for self-improvement. This time of the year is better than most for looking inward for ways to improve one’s life. 2009 might be my Year of Kaizen. Thanks for sharing, Alik.

  • alik levin (author) said:

    Jimmy!

    Many of us often say “tomorrow …, next week…, next month…, next year….”.

    Why postponing?

    “Any day is a good day for self-improvement”

    Thanks for this one – it just made to be my daily mantra!

    :)

  • Tim said:

    Very nice article. Some basic steps to reground yourself and focus. Thank you.

  • alik levin (author) said:

    Tim,
    Thank you.

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