kaizen


kaizen
 Japanese term for continuous improvement through incremental change. In the 1980s, so many American managers studied Japanese production methods that the term has become part of American business jargon.
 ► “Co-workers call him Mr. Kaizen, a reference to the Japanese word for continuous improvement.” (Wall Street Journal, Aug. 13, 1996, p. B1)

American business jargon. 2014.

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