Sep 06

Relentless Improvement: Kaizen and Kaikaku

One of the 4 Core Values in SAFe is ‘Relentless Improvement’.

Wherein improvements could be a series of small and gradual changes (Kaizen).


Improvement could be a huge drastic change (Kaikaku).

Examples of places I saw that are currently in the decline and needing a huge drastic change (Kaikaku) — small and gradual improvements (Kaizen) won’t cut it:

Fort Ilocandia Resort (FIR). Its location is idyllic: near the beach… and it is a serene place.

FIR was built in 1983. FIR was magnificent back then.

Today, I think, it should be reimagined… to be like Anvaya Cove, maybe?

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Terminal one. A drastic change is needed here. Must be reimagined… it has not been world-class, for a long time now.

An example of a Kaikaku success story is BGC (Bonifacio Global City).

Key Idea: Relentlessly improve. Everything is either declining or improving. Try to improve something… anything… including ourselves… everyday.

My succeeding posts are about my family’s travel to the Philippines and Australia… and we are taking SAFe and the Lean Agile Way of Working/Living with us… and see how others outside of the USA are doing with the Lean Agile Way of Working/Living. Each post will have a Key Idea for you to ponder upon if you wish. There are many other ideas like this — short but sweet ideas —  in my new book, ‘SAFe (6.0) Is like …’ . It is available on Amazon… and it has reached ‘# 1 New Release’ several times! Check it out.

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