Kaizen Institute
helps its clients to
build a sustainable
KAIZEN™ Culture

We transfer our
knowledge, expertise
and skills, creating
KAIZENers in our clients'
organizations

Masaaki Imai
Founder of Kaizen Institute

Masaaki Imai

Known as the father of Continuous Improvement, Masaaki Imai has been a pioneer and leader in spreading the KAIZEN™ philosophy globally. Masaaki Imai founded Kaizen Institute in 1985, to help companies around the world to implement the methodology of KAIZEN™ and claims that all companies should employ KAIZEN™ as their corporate strategy. Over the last three decades, Imai has authored books and articles, and held lectures on KAIZEN™ and Lean, quality, leadership and other related management subjects. Imai understands the steps required to bring a company to the next level and to achieve high performance, focusing on the processes rather than the results.

1985
Established
6
Continents
60
+
Countries
45
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Sectors
30
+
Languages

About Kaizen Institute

Kaizen Institute is the original and premier provider of KAIZEN™ services
We support companies of all sizes in all market segments, providing them with a sustainable and competitive advantage to our clients

Our Mission is Improving the world with Everyone, Everywhere, Every day – The KAIZEN™ Way. Kaizen Institute’s brand promise is to deliver Authentic, Practical, Holistic and Worldwide solutions to our partners.

KAIZEN™ Guiding Principles

  • Know your Customer
  • Let it Flow
  • Go to gemba
  • Empower People
  • Be Transparent
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KAI = CHANGE

ZEN = FOR THE BETTER

KAIZEN™ MEANS CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

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