Here are some great books to begin reading and learning more about Kaizen and getting about implementing it successfully across your organisation.
The definitive, fully up-to-date guide to continuous improvement in the workplace
The methods presented in Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition reveal that when management focuses on implementing kaizen (incremental, continuous improvement) in the gemba (the worksite) unique opportunities can be discovered for increasing the success and profitability of any organization.
Written by Masaaki Imai, pioneer of modern business operational excellence and founder of the Kaizen Institute, Gemba Kaizen, Second Edition is an in-depth revision of this renowned, best-selling work.
The book reveals how to implement cost-effective, incremental improvements in your most critical business processes.
Filled with practical tips and ready-to-use tools for managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs, The Spirit of Kaizen is the essential handbook for a changing world.
You’ll learn how to think outside the suggestion box, remove mental blindfolds, manage stress with one-minute exercises, and handle rising health-care costs. You’ll discover the “small step” secrets for dealing with all kinds of people, from tough bosses and listless workers to stubborn clients and fussy customers.
No matter how big the obstacle or how big the dream, The Spirit of Kaizen has a small-step solution to help you succeed.