Re: Kaizen: any war stories?

Subject: Re: Kaizen: any war stories?
From: Sigrid Schoepel <sschoepe -at- adacgeo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:00:37 -0500

I looked up Kaizen.

Opinion: Sounds like Feng Shui for the office.


"Hart, Geoff" wrote:

> Our ordinarily peerless management was recently infected by the
> "pointy-haired manager" virus, and before we could isolate them and let the
> fever burn itself out, they managed to jump on a bandwagon known as
> "Kaizen". The basic notion doesn't appear to be particularly different from
> any of several other quality-improvement religions (e.g., TQM, continuous
> improvement): it dismisses all the competing approaches, cloaked itself in
> the usual religious fervor, and invents its own important-sounding,
> consultant-enriching jargon. (Can you tell I'm skeptical of management
> consultants?)
> I _do_ trust our managers to exercise basic common sense rather than blindly
> following yet another of the trends du jour that have increasingly afflicted
> business for the past few decades, but before we enter into this brave new
> adventure, I'd love to hear from others about their experiences with this
> process. Opinions? War stories? Cautionary tales?
> --Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
> geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

Sigrid Schoepel
ADAC Laboratories, Radiation Therapy Products
6400 Enterprise Lane, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53719
phone: 608-298-2100, x8118
fax: 608-298-2101
email: sschoepe -at- adacgeo -dot- com

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