The Level of Perception of the KAIZEN Philosophy, KAIZEN Management and 5S Technique in the Academic and Business Environment in Romania Cover Image

The Level of Perception of the KAIZEN Philosophy, KAIZEN Management and 5S Technique in the Academic and Business Environment in Romania
The Level of Perception of the KAIZEN Philosophy, KAIZEN Management and 5S Technique in the Academic and Business Environment in Romania

Author(s): Aurel Mihail TITU, Constantin OPREAN, Stefan Titu, Alina Bianca POP, Oana Elena Negoiță-Hopârtean
Subject(s): Management and complex organizations
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: Romanian companies with KAIZEN management system; KAIZEN techniques and practices; the 5S technique; 5S Public; Social KAIZEN; KAIZEN predictions
Summary/Abstract: Whether talking about the economic environment, the teaching environment or the social environment, the principles and values promoted by the KAIZEN philosophy, once understood, are easy to apply and follow. According to Professor Masaaki Imai, the founding father of the KAIZEN management, the model has a universal character being able to be applied in any country and organization, regardless of its field of activity. It is true that one of the features that makes the most profound difference between KAIZEN management and all other types of management is the fact that it takes into consideration the future organization’s requests, adapting to change, whether talking about financial crisis, the number or training of the employees from within the organization, the costs of the raw materials, market demands or internal expenses. However, the same basic needs are also found in the academic and social environments because, regardless of the country they come from, culture or living standards they have, people share a common need of improving their life quality. Precisely why it is important to become aware of the perception level of the KAIZEN concept, the extent to which it is known and how much from the values and principles promoted by KAIZEN are used by individuals for improving the quality of life. All these fundamental ideas highlighted above find their explanations and appropriate explicit treatment in the content of this management study.

  • Page Range: 33-65
  • Page Count: 33
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English