- Discard conventional, fixed ideas.
- Think of how to do it, not why it cannot be done.
- Do not make excuses, start by questioning current practices.
- Do not seek perfection. Do it right away, even if only 50 % of target.
- Correct it right away, if you make a mistake.
- Do not spend money for Kaizen, use your wisdom.
- Wisdom is brought out when faced with hardship.
- Ask WHY five times and seek out root causes.
- Seek the wisdom of ten people rather than knowledge of one.
- KAIZEN ideas are infinite.
- I am too busy to study it.
- It’s a good idea but the timing is premature.
- It is not in the budget.
- Theory is different from practice.
- Isn’t there something else for you to do?
- I think it doesn’t match corporate policy.
- It isn’t our business; let someone else think about it.
- Are you dissatisfied with your work?
- It’s not improvement, its common sense.
- I know the result even if we don’t do it.
- I will not be held accountable for it.
- Can’t you think of a better idea?