Last week we talked about the Japanese philosophy of Kaizen. Briefly, Kaizen means “good change,” or constant improvement. Kaizen embraces the value of lots of little shifts and adjustment over big sweeping changes.
For something that’s supposed to be stripped down and simplified, there are heaps of books out there about Kaizen [kī-zn]. Not all of them are great. I highly recommend Robert Maurer’s initial book One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way.
Because it evolved as a business practice, most authors focus on Kaizen as a workplace modality. By all means, make the most of your work life, but also, make the most of your life life. I’ve translated the ten principles of a Kaizen workplace to real life.
10 Points of Kaizen for Humaning
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