Neat little article: The Atomic Rules of Kaizen. From the article:
Systems that are internally consistent and externally pragmatic stem from just a few rules. Systems with exceedingly many rules typically fail or will not endure….
In Kaizen, it is important to have fidelity to just a few atomic rules, from which a range of behavior will originate. Below are the rules that I subscribe to:
- Spend no Money
- Add no People
- Add no Space
- Add no Steps (Touches)
I like the idea of having simple rules like this. The short list is memorable.