I recently heard about it. A quick Google search explains it as “a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency, etc.”
Since I have a brand new Kindle Unlimited subscription I wanted to take advantage of it and found 2 (very short) books on Kaizen
This short book (42 pages) doesn’t really say much about the Kaizen philosophy other than the title: “One Step at a Time”. The whole message of the books is “start small and go with small increments and over time they will amass to something”
This one is also very short (51 pages). The summary of this is similar to the first one: Keep on adding and small increments will wind up producing good results. It also talks a great deal about SMART goals. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-based. Although I agree with the importance of SMART goals it’s nothing new.
So my initial research on Kaizen says that even though it sounds good and makes sense it doesn’t provide me anything I didn’t know so far. But this is just based on these two booklets. I’ll post more when I learn more about it.