kaizen

kaizen

[kahy-zen]
noun
1.
a business philosophy or system that is based on making positive changes on a regular basis, as to improve productivity.
2.
an approach to one’s personal or social life that focuses on continuous improvement.

Origin:
< Japanese: literally, ‘continuous improvement’

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kaizen (kaɪˈzɛn)
 
n
a philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices that underlies total quality management and just-in-time business techniques
 
[literally: improvement]

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Main Entry:  kaizen
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  Japanese for continuous and incremental improvement, a business philosophy about working practices and efficiency; improvement in productivity or performance
Etymology:  Japanese 'change for the better'
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