KANZEN is a journey searching for “PERFECTION” or “COMPLETENESS” – the final milestone on the Lean path as described by Womack and Jones in their seminal book “Lean Thinking”.
Perfection is a dynamic state, the milestone shifts further away every time we think we are about to reach it.
In the words of Vince Lomabardi
“Perfection is not attainable
However if we chase Perfection
We can achieve Excellence”
By embarking on the KANZEN journey, we believe that not only will our clients achieve excellence in their business but also develop a unique culture that enables continual improvement in the quest for excellence. This culture permeating through all the levels in the organization is based on the four corner stones –
- Standardization (Discipline)
- Deep Observation (Meditation)
- Focused Improvement (Affirmative Action) and
- Harnessing the Spirit for Perfection across the organization (Awareness)
Every organization has its own unique culture developed through the collective experiences and wisdoms accumulated over years of existence. In the KANZEN approach, the first step is to assess the current state and identify the gaps to be bridged in inculcating the unique KANZEN spirit throughout the organization.
The first hurdle invariably is in freeing the human mind from the shackles of the past and aligning the mind, body and soul to the KANZEN way. KANZEN approach defines that we jump this hurdle at the start of the journey itself and we do this by striking at the root cause of “Perception”.
KIAP enables organizations to move towards perfection by
lifting their habits to a higher cultural level by
continually changing the Paradigms & Perceptions,
leading to changes in the Thoughts and understanding
effecting changes in Processes and Practices –
resulting in moving to next elevated state.
Change Paradigm – Personal and Business
Paradigm is the frame of reference through which each individual perceives and understands the world around him. All the actions stem out of this understanding. Based on the KANZEN philosophy hardened by years of learning and practical implementation, we offer new paradigms that help the individual view the world through a different lens and thereby initiate the process of personal change.
As each individual undergoes this process so too does the organization’s wheel of business change rotate moving the entire organization forward in its quest for perfection.
This fundamental process of change provides the foundation not only for the sustenance of the processes established and results obtained in the initial Kanzen breakthroughs but also for further building blocks of growth in the never ending journey towards perfection.
All the methodologies that we apply to our various service offerings are rooted in this unique KANZEN approach.