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Skill Level Beginner
- [Announcer] This content is brought to you by Blinkist. (electronic chimes) - [Narrator] Masaaki Imai, "Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy." Imagine you're an industrialist and your country has just been ravaged by a war. You have lost half of your staff, several of your factory buildings have been destroyed, and supplies are scarce. How do you manage? That's exactly the situation many Japanese industrialists faced after World War II, and manage they did. In fact, they found a way to elicit superb results with minimal resources, and Japanese industry experienced a meteoric rise as a result. As a manager, you'll always want to achieve more with less. Luckily, it's possible right now, anywhere, without an expensive upgrade in technology. Many Western companies already emulate the thrifty Japanese modes of production and thrive while doing so. So what's the secret? In these Blinks, you'll learn about one of these techniques, Gemba Kaizen. You'll learn how to analyze your work protocols, cut out anything that's not necessary, and involve all your employees in the process.