Kaizen whiteboards

Couple of days back there was an announcement in our office that each team will be given a very big White Boards. This is called Kai-zen Whiteboards.

Well before I Proceed I would like give a brief idea on Kai-zen. Its means Change for Good.

It is the practice of continuous improvement. Kaizen was originally introduced to the West by Masaaki Imai in his book Kai-zen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success in 1986.

Now all we got to do is come up with our own format which gives a quantitative outlook of our performance each day.

We provide technical solutions to our customers and what we could think of is how many:

  • Issues are resolved??
  • Under progress
  • Pending for Customer Updates

So now this will clearly give you facts and figures on the service we provide.

But idea behind this is to increase productivity. Now I don’t know how much this is going to help us increase productivity

There are multiple teams around us and I believe this is not to showcase it to many but to analyze own performance.

So I came up with 2 other sections which like

  • Setbacks
  • Improvements and other priorities


People came for an audit and found many have a similar template and I came up with my priority matrix


And quotes for the day .:

“5 little goals done a dayΒ  lead to 1850 goals achieved end of the year”

Somehow it can be an advantage or time consuming things. So what do you guys think ??


Author: theonlysup

Self Motivated. Optimistic , Resilient . Sometimes emotional, most of the Time Happy :)

30 thoughts on “Kaizen whiteboards”

    1. Point is that i would like to write something more than just numbers . like i wrote priority matrix . and many more that actually is a driving force.. Thanks erika πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for the opinion . appreciate that. Yeah sometimes u need to follow in order to lead from the front .
      I have this habit of analyzing things before i do what is suggested .. So far its good trying to implement their suggestion. Lets see how things goes

      1. Sticky notes are a great tool too! We use it all the time when we want to move cards around!
        We have a full wall which is writable in one of our meeting rooms.

      2. I’m OK as i use it too but sticky note on white board is all that i don’t like. Otherwise i use both for its own purpose. I have these important URLs , block time of meeting , an alert msg to people around ah!! I use it for so many other purpose . thanks ruma. πŸ™‚

      1. Nope, Solution Architect (this is the primary designation, but it will change based on the project, Business Analyst, IT analyst, or whatsoever πŸ™‚

      2. So irrespective of roles i believe in continuous improvements and that’s the main idea behind kaizen method. Do you practise LEAN methods in ur company ??

  1. This post reminds me so much of the old days studying business. It’s always good to take small steps first r and you will surprise how much you have achieved at the end. Well done my dear friend! πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ you are right . somewhere i read 5 goals a days will make you achieve 1850 goals at the end of the year .
      this board may help you record your daily tiny achievement leading you to show the bigger picture at the end of the year

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