In 1859, Darwin pointed out in Origin of Species that “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” It was the constant existence of challenges that paved the way for the continuous evolution of species. The inertia or blindness towards the shift in surrounding dynamics gave rise to a natural selection, where those who didn’t change were extinguished and new species with different characteristics and more preparation against adversities emerged.
Similarly, in the business world, the ability for reinvention and innovation vis-à-vis the current paradigm is essential for the survival of any
The KAIZEN™ Lean methodology emerged after the 2nd World War in times of dwindling resources and deep recession in the Japanese Economy. During the early post-war years, the country’s top priority was the need to make Japanese companies become more efficient and profitable. With the help of investments on the one hand and the study of American production techniques and the improvement of existing methods, on the other, the industrial tissue of a country that later rose to become a world power could be
Nowadays, we live in different, yet quite similar times. The shortage of natural resources has been a growing concern adopted into the agendas of world leaders and consumption patterns have never been more demanding. Companies must produce in a
And so, the KAIZEN™ Lean methodology is becoming increasingly important. Before advanced new technological solutions are introduced, we defend that processes must be Lean and highly
In short, exceptional companies benefit in the short term and thrive in the long term. This learning and improvement system becomes a virtuous circle with engaged employees who have been trained by skilled leaders. The result is the emergence of more flexible
“Whether we like it or not, this is an interesting age we are living in” - John F. Kennedy