Japan has long been recognized as one of the most progressive countries in the world. This is often manifested in technology- we are all too aware of how the country has managed to adopt new technologies in their business and commerce structures far more successfully than in the West. Many would put this progressive thinking down to a little-known philosophy named Kaizen. Kaizen was developed in the 1980s in Japan, in a time when they saw huge economical growth. Kaizen translates as something like ‘continuous change’ or ‘continuous improvement’. It is an approach to business that has allowed them to revolutionize business practices making them the most efficient and quality controlled anywhere into the world
Haris Ahmed Chicago is a Versatile Leader and Accomplished Change Agent and CEO of Pragmatium Consulting Group Inc. His company have long held a reputation for their pragmatic approach to change management, and have helped many businesses in the area develop their business practices. Haris Ahmed’s commitment to change brings to mind the Japanese business philosophy that has helped so many companies in the country stay so far ahead of the game.
Continuous improvement or change is vital for a number of reasons. Firstly, in an age of ever-developing technology, not trying to embrace it can have catastrophic consequences in the long-run for a business. BY not embracing what can be seen as potentially industry changing technological advances can make the difference between success and failure for a business. This is also vital to keep up with competition. In the increasingly competitive business and commerce environment, keeping ahead of the game and constantly evolving business practices ensures not only that they retain their current market share, but also help grow the business to its full potential.
For many people the implementation of Kaizen goes some lengths to explaining the reason Japan has been at the forefront of technological advancements for the past three decades. More and more companies in the West are seeing the benefits of such a progressive approach to business. Companies like Pragmatium Consulting, led by experts in change management such as Haris Ahmed, are becoming more important than ever at helping businesses take on new approaches such as this. To find out more, follow Haris Ahmed on authorstream.