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In the decade of 1980, management techniques focusing on employee involvement, and empowerment through teamwork approach and interactive communications and on improving.

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This is the html version of the file http://www.michailolidis.gr/pdf/KAIZEN08.pdf.Google automatically generates html versions of documents as we crawl the web.Page 1www.michailolidis.gr 1KAIZEN DEFINITION & PRINCIPLESIN BRIEFA CONCEPT & TOOL FOR EMPLOYEES INVOLVEMENTTHESSALONIKI 2006 Page 2www.michailolidis.gr 21. Definition and principles of KaizenIn the decade of 1980, management techniques focusing on employee involvement, andempowerment through teamwork approach and interactive communications and on improvingjob design were not new, but Japanese companies seemed to implement such techniquesmuch more effectively than others .The business lesson of the 1980s was that Japanesefirms, in their quest for global competitiveness, demonstrated a greater commitment to thephilosophy of continuous improvement than Western companies did (1). For such a philosophythe Japanese used the term Kaizen. Kaizen means improvement, continuous improvement involving everyone in the organizationfrom top management, to managers then to supervisors, and to workers. In Japan, the conceptof Kaizen is so deeply engrained in the minds of both managers and workers that they often donot even realize they are thinking Kaizen as a customer-driven strategy for improvement (2).This philosophy assumes according Imai that our way of life be it our working life, our sociallife or our home life deserves to be constantly improved (3). There is a lot of controv

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