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Kaizen Theory in life - Constant Improvement.

Updated on November 11, 2013

Kaizen - Constant Improvement.

I came across the word Kaizen recently.  It is a Japanese word used for the constant improvement.  We have seen quality product from Japan.  Made in Japan tag means a quality product.  I remember, in India we go after Japan products in the 1980's and 1990's.   Kaizen - theory played a vital role in the improvement of quality products made by Japan.

Not only it improved the quality of product, they are now using this theory to making money.  They travel all over the world and making money by teaching the principles.  Many companies used the method and made a fortune by adopting the theory. 

Kaizen means constant small improvements in the product and the way of work.  It requires the participation of the workers who are involved in the manufacturing process.   When they are aware of the need and benefit and the part played by them to improve the quality of the product, they are happy to put more efforts to play their part. 

To the success of implementing the Kaizen way of work depend on the participation of all level of workers and management of the organization. It is a proven theory and many companies established their name in their respective field by implementing the Kaizen technology.

How we can use the Kaizen theory in our personal life

Now the question is "How we can use the Kaizen theory in our daily life?"

As per the researchers there are many peculiar qualities in the Kaizen theory which yield its success in the business. One of the peculiar quality of Keizen theory is that it aims for a small improvement at a time. Many are easily achieved this improvement without much difficulty. There is some psychological effect behind the achievement. They are aiming for a small improvement. Which is attainable. And the workers believe that they can achieve the goal. A 1% improvement is easily achievable.

In the beginning they are not asking for a 10 % or 20% or 50% improvement. Only 1% improvement! That is very easy and believable. We can adjust small changes in the way of our life. Human beings are designed to resist to any changes in a big way. But small changes for the betterment of our life can be easily accepted. It is easy for us to make a small change in the way of our thinking and believe the possibility in a small way.

Basically, the improvement is small. But when you constantly do that, over the period it make a big difference in the product and the way of their working.

In our personal life, we can implement easily the Kaizen theory and achieve more and reach greater heights. Let me explain. You know that 1000 quality hubs will generate more traffic and it will yield you a lot of money. 1000 hubs in a day is not possible. At least one quality hub in a week is possible and achievable. If you have more time, you can do one quality hub in a day.

At the end of the year you would be having 52 quality hubs in a year if you do one quality hub in a week. Or if you make one quality hub in a day, you will be having 365 hubs at the end of the year. Isn't it amazing. Isn't it believable. Isn't it achievable. Amazing, achievable, believable and attainable goal will increase your faith and you will manifest it at the end of the week. It will increase your experience and the faith in yourself. You will be doing it more often at the end of the year.

When you do that, it will fetch a lot of money into your account without any struggle. Materialized money will motivate you to do more. Finally you don't have to put more efforts to change. The changes will take place by itself. It will become the part of autopilot within you and you do it automatically. Do not forget. Your aim is a small improvement in the right direction.

Constant improvement means increasing the quality of the hub. If your hub provide more information to the reader, they will return to your hub very often. So increasing the quality of hub is the key of success. In the desire of creating more hubs you may create more poor quality hubs. It will not generate traffic or money. At the end of the year, you will be having many hubs without any traffic, which is useless. So be careful in creating ensuring quality of your hubs.

The above is just an example for you to understand the way the Kaizen theory work in your life. You can practice Kaisen other areas of your personal life. You can try it in your relationship. If you put a small effort to change in the way of your behaviour with your spouse, it will make a big difference at the end of the year. You would be loving each other more than before. Small steps like appreciating your spouse for the good food, or the help he or she does for you. Ignore the mistake of your spouse and show your love and care. At least thank her for being with you once in a while will build your relationship in the positive way. I am sure, small steps will make big difference in your personal life.

Do you doubt a hike in your pay cheque if you put Kaizen theory in your work. Small steps in improving your work will also make big difference in your performance. Small goal is believable, reachable and attainable easily. You can believe it and attain it. As every action of a human being is based on his faith, it is important for you to set an achievable, believable goal. Kaizen is connected to your faith. You know the secret of the manifestation is the faith.

Put Kaizen theory in every walk of your life. While socializing with your friends, in your work, in your relationship, in your spiritual life, in your dealings make small improvements constantly.

Continuity of the improvement is the another factor which affect the result. So make sure, you constantly making improvements. If continuity is not there, you won't expect much difference in the end result. So maintain continuity.

Wish you all the best in leading a successful life.


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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Thanks for writing such a great hub!

      This is a concept I first heard of many years ago (anyone remember the comedy "Gung Ho"? It was a movie in the 80's about a US car company that switched to Japanese business methods... including this idea of "Kaizen"... constant, small improvements).

      Thank you for reminding me of this idea. It's making me think about all the many small improvements I can make on my hubs. For instance, I can use the eBay and Amazon affiliate programs, and not just Adsense. I should add a pic or two to each hub. I can go back to earlier hubs and add links to newer hubs (and my posts on other sites)...

      Okay, now I'm excited about it, and I'm gonna go write a hub about it right now! Thanks, man! I owe you one. I'll include a link to your hub, too, cuz das how I roll!

      Aloha! Chris

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      Yoke-Lim 5 years ago

      You're most welcome. Happy Hubbing.

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      jacobkuttyta 5 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks for sharing it in your blog. Also I thank you for linking me in your blog.

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      Yoke-Lim 5 years ago

      Your article is now on my blog at:

      Merci Beaucoup.

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      Yoke-Lim 5 years ago

      Thanks for the permission. Do check it out on my blog by this weekend.

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      jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India

      Dear Yoke_Lim, you may publish it in your blog.

      Thanks for reading the hub.

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      Yoke-Lim 6 years ago

      Informative. I'd love to use this on my blog with your permission:

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      Sapan Kumar 6 years ago

      Thanks for compositing it so nicely for everyone. Explanation is awesome……

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      Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia

      I have always been a big fan of the Eastern perspective-all things and events, all experiences are interrelated or connected and are merely different characteristics or expressions of the same definite reality..thank you for this great hub:0

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      ajay pandit 6 years ago

      japanese word kaizen but an indian style

      explaination is too good.........

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      hengwug 6 years ago

      A wonderful japanese philosophy on self improvement.

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      Ogbuajike 7 years ago

      Really Kaizen theory. Its wonderful how you used this theory outside the Japanese motor industry, I first came about this concept while studying for a higher degree in the business school. But how you have used it in personal life application is really amazing. I commend you for that.

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      Sunnie Day 7 years ago


      This was a very good hub and a theory worth trying in many areas of our lives. I liked what you said about the hubs also. One quality hub is better than a bunch of hubs. I am learning so much. I still do not understand the money making aspect but will learn. Thank you for sharing this with us.

      God Bless,


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      jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Lilly Grillzit

      Thanks TS Architect

      Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      TS | Architect 7 years ago

      constant improvement is the key. Look at running waters, fresh and clean, the converse is the stagnated pond where scum develops. Be water my friend.

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      I like the way you think, and how you put it down to read. Thanks.

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      jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Drbj for your kind visit and comment.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      I had forgotten about the Kaizen theory of constant, small improvements. Thank you for reminding me, jk, and comparing its results with reference to producing multiple quality hubs.

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      jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks Quill

      Thanks for your generous words.

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Well done as always, informative and crafted to the letter with expertise. Thank you and wishing you continued success.

      Blessings and Hugs