Here is a question for you about kaizen:
You have two continuous improvement systems; one which invests in 10 brilliant people each solving one $250,000 problem per year or another system which invests in 1,000 average people solving one $200 problem per month. Which would you choose?
Let’s do the math:
10 brilliant people will save you 10 x $250,000 or $2.5 million
1,000 average people will save you 1,000 x $200 x 12 or $2.4 million
What say you, and why?