How to Apply Kaizen in Daily Life? What is Kaizen and How does Kaizen Work?

Here’s how to apply #KAIZEN in daily life.

Discover how I use 5 steps Kaizen method to improve my daily life.

Transcript: How to Apply Kaizen in Daily Life? What is Kaizen and How does Kaizen Work?

If you improve just one percent a day, how much can you improve per year? This is the concept of Kaizen, which focuses on small changes or improvements over a long period of time. Applying Kaizen in our daily life means committing to continuous improvement over our lifetime.

Kaizen is widely used in corporate environments, especially in manufacturing companies, and I’ve provided training and coaching to Fortune 500 corporations as well as small and medium enterprises. These companies use Kaizen to achieve their goals.

Today, I’m going to share how we can use Kaizen methodology in our daily lives.

Step 1: Set your goal. Decide what improvement you want to achieve, for example, your health. Health is a broad topic, so define specifically what you want to improve—whether it’s your weight, waist size, or body fat ratio. You can apply this to any aspect of your daily life.

Step 2: Action plan. Once you know your goal, develop an action plan to work towards it. Be very detailed and break down your actions into actionable tasks—tasks you can achieve within two to four hours. If a task is larger than that, break it down further to facilitate easy action.

Step 3: Measurement. Set the metrics you want to track frequently to ensure you’re on track to achieving your goals. For example, if your goal is health-related, metrics might include your weight in kilograms, BMI, body fat percentage, or waist size.

Step 4: Executing. Start executing your action plan by putting it in your calendar and taking real actions. Many people fail to achieve their goals because they stop at planning. Executing the action plan is crucial. Don’t be afraid of failing; failures help us become better. To minimize failures, consider hiring a coach who has achieved similar goals to guide you and help you avoid trial and error.

Step 5: Ongoing Improvement. Constantly review your actions to see if you are achieving your goals or metrics. If not, determine contingency actions or a Plan B to help you stay on track. This ongoing improvement is key to Kaizen.

This process is called the GAME-ON process: G for Goal, A for Action plan, M for Measurement, E for Executing, and ON for Ongoing Improvement. Follow this process to improve your personal life or work. Save this video and go through the process. Comment and let me know if it works for you.

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