Thursday, April 26, 2012

Kaizen Theory in life - Constant Improvement.


Kaizen - Constant Improvement

Prolific New Delhi online writer Jacobkuttyta discovers Kaizen...

I came across the word Kaizen recently.  It is a Japanese word used for the constant improvement.  We have seen quality product from Japan.  Made in Japan tag means a quality product.  I remember, in India we go after Japan products in the 1980's and 1990's.   Kaizen - theory played a vital role in the improvement of quality products made by Japan.

Not only it improved the quality of product, they are now using this theory to making money.  They travel all over the world and making money by teaching the principles.  Many companies used the method and made a fortune by adopting the theory. 

Kaizen means constant small improvements in the product and the way of work.  It requires the participation of the workers who are involved in the manufacturing process.   When they are aware of the need and benefit and the part played by them to improve the quality of the product, they are happy to put more efforts to play their part. 

To the success of implementing the Kaizen way of work depend on the participation of all level of workers and management of the organization. It is a proven theory and many companies established their name in their respective field by implementing the Kaizen technology.
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How we can use the Kaizen theory in our personal life

Now the question is "How we can use the Kaizen theory in our daily life?"

As per the researchers there are many peculiar qualities in the Kaizen theory which yield its success in the business. One of the peculiar quality of Keizen theory is that it aims for a small improvement at a time. Many are easily achieved this improvement without much difficulty. There is some psychological effect behind the achievement. They are aiming for a small improvement. Which is attainable. And the workers believe that they can achieve the goal. A 1% improvement is easily achievable.

In the beginning they are not asking for a 10 % or 20% or 50% improvement. Only 1% improvement! That is very easy and believable. We can adjust small changes in the way of our life. Human beings are designed to resist to any changes in a big way. But small changes for the betterment of our life can be easily accepted. It is easy for us to make a small change in the way of our thinking and believe the possibility in a small way.

Basically, the improvement is small. But when you constantly do that, over the period it make a big difference in the product and the way of their working.

In our personal life, we can implement easily the Kaizen theory and achieve more and reach greater heights. Let me explain. You know that 1000 quality hubs will generate more traffic and it will yield you a lot of money. 1000 hubs in a day is not possible. At least one quality hub in a week is possible and achievable. If you have more time, you can do one quality hub in a day.

At the end of the year you would be having 52 quality hubs in a year if you do one quality hub in a week. Or if you make one quality hub in a day, you will be having 365 hubs at the end of the year. Isn't it amazing. Isn't it believable. Isn't it achievable. Amazing, achievable, believable and attainable goal will increase your faith and you will manifest it at the end of the week. It will increase your experience and the faith in yourself. You will be doing it more often at the end of the year.

When you do that, it will fetch a lot of money into your account without any struggle. Materialized money will motivate you to do more. Finally you don't have to put more efforts to change. The changes will take place by itself. It will become the part of autopilot within you and you do it automatically. Do not forget. Your aim is a small improvement in the right direction.

Constant improvement means increasing the quality of the hub. If your hub provide more information to the reader, they will return to your hub very often. So increasing the quality of hub is the key of success. In the desire of creating more hubs you may create more poor quality hubs. It will not generate traffic or money. At the end of the year, you will be having many hubs without any traffic, which is useless. So be careful in creating ensuring quality of your hubs.

The above is just an example for you to understand the way the Kaizen theory work in your life. You can practice Kaisen other areas of your personal life. You can try it in your relationship. If you put a small effort to change in the way of your behaviour with your spouse, it will make a big difference at the end of the year. You would be loving each other more than before. Small steps like appreciating your spouse for the good food, or the help he or she does for you. Ignore the mistake of your spouse and show your love and care. At least thank her for being with you once in a while will build your relationship in the positive way. I am sure, small steps will make big difference in your personal life.

Do you doubt a hike in your pay cheque if you put Kaizen theory in your work. Small steps in improving your work will also make big difference in your performance. Small goal is believable, reachable and attainable easily. You can believe it and attain it. As every action of a human being is based on his faith, it is important for you to set an achievable, believable goal. Kaizen is connected to your faith. You know the secret of the manifestation is the faith.

Put Kaizen theory in every walk of your life. While socializing with your friends, in your work, in your relationship, in your spiritual life, in your dealings make small improvements constantly.

Continuity of the improvement is the another factor which affect the result. So make sure, you constantly making improvements. If continuity is not there, you won't expect much difference in the end result. So maintain continuity.

Wish you all the best in leading a successful life.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Datuk Anne Eu, Chairperson of one of Malaysia's most respected brands, Eu Yan Sang, took over the helms when her husband Joseph William Yee Eu passed away five years ago. She has this to say about her success in leading Eu Yan Sang: "What I didn't know in the business I asked about until I could thoroughly understand. It takes passion to make a job work. And passion has taken me this far". 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I've seen this ad on the back of our city taxis and it never fails to get my attention. The main aim in business writing is to communicate with the readers. So, if you can get the attention of your  target audience with your business proposal' title, introduction or executive summary, it would ensure that your proposal gets past the first hurdle of being considered for further reading. The business owner of really knows how to get our attention. Watch out, cheating spouses!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Business Proposal Writing
What can we learn from this advertisement?

"What has inspired countless Haiku poems will also inspire you".

What can business proposal writers learn from this Malaysia Airlines advertisement which appeared in local dailies just a few days ago? What's the purpose of this ad? Obviously, it's using haiku, the famous form of Japanese poetry, with presumably Sakura cherry blossoms to entice newspaper readers.The choice of the soft pink-white petals with the beckoning golden yellow filaments could induce in the readers a spring-is-in-the-air mood.

For the business proposal writer, are you able to make your readers see or feel what really matters to them: providing a solution that will solve their problems and bring them the benefits they desire? Will you be able to help them visualize the problem-benefit equation?

Yet, I don't feel quite persuaded by the ad. How many Malaysians out there really know about the Japanese haiku? It's like you put out an ad in China with this line against a picture of our hibiscus flowers: "What has inspired countless pantun poems will also inspire you". Just as the majority of Chinese will not be able to relate to the pantun, it makes me wonder how many Malaysians can relate to the haiku.Why not just show us a famous haiku poem written about the famous cherry blossoms? I would say the cherry blossoms are more well-known than the haiku. Anyway, how can one be so sure that what has inspired countless haiku poems "will also inspire" us?

For the business proposal writer, I would say: make sure that your readers can relate to the solution or idea that you are trying to sell them. For example, avoid using jargon that may confuse them. Do not assume that just because you are the specialist in your field, your readers should know the subject matter as well as you do.