The easy-to-implement guide to driving organizational change by applying the proven concept of kaizen
UCLA psychologist and organizational consultant Dr. Robert Maurer provides a simple and proven effective technique for making major changes with minimal disruption. Applying the operational concept of kaizen - small, continual improvements - to common management challenges, managers can drive major improvements with a series of well-planned techniques for boosting quality, innovation, sales, and morale.
©2012 Robert Maurer (P)2012 Random House Audio
Not quite what I expected, but nonetheless excellent. I was familiar with kaizen as an engineer's process improvement tool, or more accurately 'philosophy'. Maurer' background as a clinical psychologist adds a new dimension in explaining WHY kaizen might succeed in helping us to deal with resistance to change, and what we might do to overcome the obstacles. Many useful anecdotal illustrations. His delivery was calm and believable, as one might expect from a doctor.
I read psychology, business, and marketing related books but also enjoy the odd biography too. Big film fan, especially documentaries.
The best, most useful book I've read since The Chimp Paradox. Thank you Bob, I'm going to buy a copy for each of my staff
Let's Make it Happen!
This is a great book to build up incrementally and apply it on your project.The spirit of Kaizen lives on....
Personal Trainer and Life, Mind and Body Coach
I like the Kaizen theory and what it stands for, but found the narration a little tedious and it could have gone a bit more Indepth with its uses,
Having said that- if it was longer I probably might not have lasted!!
If you're looking for mindset, coaching, self improvement or management books amor ideas to implement its definitely worth a try
This really made me think. I found the linking of kaizen to psychology a very powerful idea. It's a lot more coherent than things like NLP, and gives you useful ideas you can use straight away.
The way fundamental concepts are dealt with. The book is very easy to understand even though the content presented is quite intense.
When the authors explains how small changes in the attitude and behaviours versus the staff can have positive impact in the company production and on the overall company economy.
Definitely yes, and I will certainly recommend this book.
With Kaizen is possible to have positive changes.
This is one of the best book I read recently, it makes you reflect and absorb such an important concept. When the book is easy to understand and is written in a conversational style, it is very easy to remember the concept.
"A must for anyone that wants to achieve."
Yes and No. This is a great book regardless of how you get the information. Most important is to get this information that develops yourself, organization, and your team. Provides endless examples of team approach, how to get the best out of yourself and others, how to prepare for whatever you want to accomplish. This is a well put together book.
The UltimateTeam for Progress
This book applies management 101 principles coupled with science and easy approaches to change the world one incremental change at a time. One of the most structured books i've listened to in a while.
"The Why of Kaizen"
Why Kaizen works.
The authors do a great job explaining why Kaizen works and show several ways to implement the concept into daily life.
Easy listening. Well produced.
"Help me tremendou with the understanding of Kaizen"
Much more enjoyable than I thought it would be I thought it would just be another boring Business book
"little by little"
great book which goes way pass the title, the voice is nice to listen too, and the advices are plentifull, as well as life exemple. A great read, it will be on my 2014 best list for business book.
"Yadda yadda yadda"
It's not for me. No actionable advice. Just anecdotes.
Include some actionable advice. And target it a tad more broadly, so it's not just for leaders of big corporations.
"Financially valuable book..."
This is a brief book. It tells the story of how great success can be had simply by making a small, completely inexpensive, change in things to improve the fortunes of your life or your company (or Country?).
I barely was able to finish the book because I was bored, but somewhere along the way I realized I, too, could make a small change in my life and thus save $1,000 to $2,000 per year in after-tax savings/expenses in my own budget.
So a short book, but quite valuable. I recommend it to everyone just to have the principle in mind, for life. One day great dividends can be reaped. This is for CEOs and the rest of us.
"Best book I have "read" yet"
It is the best one so far that I have listened to. It is so good that it is the first book I have started again as soon as it was done. I am almost done with my second listening.
No comparable book comes to mind right now. It's similar to the Toyota Way in that it addresses Kaizen. It's similar to Rich Dad poor dad in that it gives you practical advice on how to apply these principles to your daily life.
It made me want to start making changes in my life. I started immediately. First at work, then at home, then at my lodge.
Buy this book. No matter what you do in life, it can apply to you.
i was using Kaizen without me knowing it. I'm the living proof that small some times tinny daily actions can and will change your life.
I found the ideas brought forth so simplistic and easily attainable that at first glance not very worthwhile. However, the wisdom in practicing taking action in small steps becomes a creative act to self-improvement without the stress of expecting immediate results.
"Average level story, nothing to compelling"
The narraterncan definitely be a bit enthusiastic. I struggled to finish the book, even when I run when listening to it.
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