Kaizen is a Japanese economic term, compounded by the word 改 (“kai”) which means change and the word 善 (“zen”) which means better, i.e. “change for the better” or “continuous improvement”. The term in English is “ongoing improvement” or “continuous improvement” and in Chinese, Kaizen is pronounced Gansai, which means the act of continuously improving, rather for the benefit of the group than the interests of individuals.

Training sessions about Problem Solving the Toyota Way

In Japan, Kaizen has a history of more than 50 years and Toyota is the first company in applying Kaizen in business strategy. In the past, Kaizen was mainly applied in manufacturing companies, then Kaizen is widely applied in all companies in many different fields and now, most Japanese companies are doing it. Not limited to business, this philosophy is also suitable for each person’s personal life.

Company kaizen statistics in the first half of 2021

Kaizen culture, along with 5S (later 7S) started forming at VT Group since 2011, has been widely deployed across all departments, with lots of topic. The application of Kaizen in the working environment itself is the most effective Kaizen since its inception. In 2011, there were only 51 Kaizen proposed in the whole block, after 10 years of development, the number of Kaizen has reached 440, nearly 9 times more, making a significant contribution to the success of overcoming the turbulent 2020.

Each kaizen comes with detailed instructions

In 2020, VTCO Binh Quoi (Currently 2nd Floor – Him Lam VP Building) achieved a record of Kaizen with 218 ideas presented and 147 ideas implemented. Following the number 2 position is DDA company with 100 Kaizen proposals. The employee rate with regular Kaizen is 56.8% with an average Kaizen of 1.9 per employee, diverse content.

VTCO employees receive monthly kaizen rewards. Every kaizen that is launched, whether it’s at the concept level or completed, has an appropriate incentive reward

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