The bigger your organization is, the more solutions to a single issue you will probably find. But is it always a good idea to deal with similar problems in different ways? Establishing company standards will help you save a lot of time and resources. Use eKaizen to identify improvements with the potential of becoming company standards. Highlight such projects and make them accessible to anybody as the standard way to address similar issues.
Unlock the potential of improvement projects and deploy the most successful changes to other workstations, departments or even locations. We all know that a pilot project is always the most complex one. As you have already identified and overcome certain obstacles, you know exactly what it took to make the improvement happen. Recommend completed projects to anyone who might benefit from them as well. Introduce your achievements to other teams and help them do the same without reinventing the wheel.
Some of the projects can be identified and used as best practice for certain problem solving within the entire organization. Mark them with a flag, tags and the right keywords and make them easily accessible to anyone searching for solutions. You can establish best practices at local, regional and even corporate levels.
A source of inspiration
Use eKaizen as a library of improvement ideas. This way, anyone can find inspiration in the achievements of others. People such as continuous improvement and lean managers can use the archive to look for a solution to a certain issue – and see the results including complete guidelines for implementation.
eKaizen records all information about improvements and turns them into pdf project presentations. Just select the level of detail you want to include depending on who the report is meant for. Do you need an executive summary for your manager? Just include basic information, before and after photos and the most important metrics. Do you need a “handbook” for a team from another location? Include the action plan, budget and other practical details.