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Hold a KAIZEN Team Engagement Event

Team building that will engage the team AND improve the business!

If you're looking for a team building event that will engage everyone in the organisation from the CEO through to the newest junior recruit, is great fun AND gives the organisation a more empowered and engaged workforce, try a Kaizen Continuous Improvement team building event.

Our Kaizen specialists can work with you to decide which would be the best choice, and then we can either perform the event using processes from your workplace, or other scenarios.

Pd training continual improvement specialists can help you with great team building events across New Zealand, including, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch.
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What is KAIZEN ?
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The Japanese word "kaizen" simply means "good change". (Kai = Change, Zen = Good) The word refers to any improvement, one-time or continuous, large or small, in the same sense as the English word "improvement". No process is ever perfect and good enough is never enough.

Kaizen emphasises working smarter, not harder, and developing best practices so that the workers well-being is looked after.
What is a KAIZEN Team Engagement Event ?
A KAIZEN Team engagement event is a business improvement event that is a great team building exercise.

People learn a new skill and a new way of looking at their organisation and function from a system perspective. It also encourages them to take ownership for their part of the process and for contributing to improvement of the business.
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Common features of KAIZEN
  • Create continuous flow
  • Using pull production systems, where you make only as much product as is demanded by the customer
  • Leveling out work so that resources are not overwhelmed nor idle
  • Encouraging members of the organization to get it right the first time and to stop and fix problems
  • Standardizing and documenting work
  • Using visual tools, like lights and signage
  • Use reliable technology
Common KAIZEN processes
  • Examination of all processes and systems - Reflection. Break each process down into individual elements or steps.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement - just a suggestion from a positive position
  • Identify the problem
  • Ask what needs to be changed, reduced, eliminated or introduced
  • Focus on continual incremental steps
  • Keep a record of changes made - the Journey
  • Celebrate success - recognise contributions
The benefits of undertaking the Kaizen continual improvement process
  • Quick wins that improve the organisation.
  • Changes within the business come from many small incremental changes - they are part of a journey of continuous improvement.
  • As most ideas will come from team members, there is greater ownership. Less resistance to implementation.
  • Incremental change is less likely to require major capital outlays.
  • Employees will feel they are part of the solution - more readily looking for ways to improve the business.
  • Encourages employees to take ownership for their work, improves motivation and teamwork.
Kaizen uses three basic tools
5S Elimination of Waste/MUDA VMS (Visual Management System)
5S uses five words :
  • "Sort"
  • "Set in Order"
  • "Shine"
  • "Standardize"
  • "Sustain" (sometimes "Sustained Discipline")
"5S" or "Lean 5S" is a method to promote a safer, cleaner, and better-organized workplace - often a factory, but the 5S method can be applied to almost any work environment.
Elimination of MUDA (Waste)
All processes have three distinct subsets: Value added (VA), Non-value added (NVA) and Required Non-Value Added (RNVA).

Kaizen events help eliminate MUDA by identifying the NVA activities that aren't necessary in a process.
Visual Management System (VMS)
Visual control is a powerful and integral element of Kaizen. It links directly to the last two of the 5'S so that people know how information is communicated and what it means in sustaining the gains. Be creative, stay relevant and keep things simple.

It's all about telling you or others the status of something without the need for words, phone calls or complex instructions.
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