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The Spirit of Kaizen: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time: Creating Lasting Excellence One Small Step at a Time (eBook)

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The easy-to-implement guide to driving organizational change by applying the proven concept of "kaizen"

UCLA psychologist and organizational consultant Dr. Robert Maurer provides a simple and proven effective technique for making major changes with minimal disruption. Applying the operational concept of "kaizen"--small, continual improvements--to common management challenge
ebook, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by McGraw-Hill (first published October 11th 2012)
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Bob Wallner
I don't often give 5 stars to a book, but spirit of Kaizen definitely deserves that grade.

When I purchased this audiobook I was assuming it would be another lean book that reviews the 8 waste, making dramatic changes, and other things closely associated with Toyota production system.

How wrong I was! This book is 1 part psychology, 1 part neuroscience, and 1 part common sense. Other than a couple small examples Toyota production system and lean are not even discussed. Dr Deming is credited with b
Leonidas Kaplan
The main idea behind this book is simple. BIG change is HARD. We are very resistant to BIG change. Our own mind, the people around us, organizations, and everything else is resistant to change.

So how do go about implementing change with the least resistance? By implementing very small steps. One small step, then another, then another.

And even if these small steps are hard, then we break them down even more, until things become comfortable. Over time, your thinking and physiology will adapt so th
Michael Kerr
Kaizen, a Japanese word meaning "good change" is a business concept centred on continual positive improvement. The genius is that the change being talked about is small, incremental, and non-threatening. Big change triggers panic or fear and leads to paralysis. It's hard to get an organization or individual on-board for a big frightening change. Kaizen, by contrast, focuses on the tiny step in the right direction. And it is surprising where those tiny steps can lead.

This is a business book, and
George Girton
Short: loads of fun :-). Several really great ideas. Chief among them the human mind cannot avoid considering the question once posed, no matter how small. It is not necessary to answer the question but merely to put it out there.o
Ivan Dimitrov
Nice book describing technics already discussed on many other books. There first chapter is a nice summary of the book and the later chapters are filled with with great examples.
The technics are a great companion to those practicing Lean and Theory of Constraints
Gavin Morrice
This book is aimed at managers and business execs but anyone can benefit from applying the practice described inside.

It teaches a rational, scientific approach to solving problems by:

- breaking them down into smaller, more manageable chunks
- training the brain to start thinking of solutions by asking the right kind of questions
- allowing us to stay creative, simply by reducing the stress that inherently blocks creative thought

Will definitely read again!
Buku ini sangat bagus, saya jarang kasih rating 5, tp menurut saya buku ini sangat layak dpt rating 5 bintang.

Seringkali kita mendengar tentang mulailah dari yg kecil, mulai sekarang jg, tp tetep gak tau sekecil apa, mulai darimana. Nah, di buku ini "bagaimana" melakukan hal-hal kecil, bertahap dan terus menerus diperbaiki itu dijelaskan dengan sangat menarik, mudah dicerna dan sangat applicable menurut saya untuk kehidupan pribadi maupun bisnis.
Johnee Schwartz
Really nice introduction to kaizen and how it can change every day habits. Perhaps my favorite part was its approach to diet and making small changes that add up. Also some good fundamental business touchstones.
Daniel Oon
Top notch book about the application of Kaizen that is not just for manufacturing but Kaizen for our day to day lives. Small steps make all the difference for Toyota, and it makes all the difference for people today.
Steve Oglesby
Excellent book, great examples of how this simple philosophy can be applied across every area of life.
Daron Yondem
Good read... Simply "start small" :) and iterate...
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