What does it mean to be the winner of the SingleThread Kaizen Award?
The word Kaizen translates roughly to 'Good Change.' Kaizen is a philosophy that calls for people and their teams to experience ongoing improvement at every level. By focusing on small, incremental change rather than dramatic innovation, Kaizen seeks to build effective and efficient processes and quality outputs. The team at Singlethread has adopted this philosophy through constant attention to even the smallest of details; from personal goals to daily routines, everything is looked upon as something that can be improved. Every month, the staff elects someone who has shown the true characteristics of Kaizen.
"To me, the definition of ‘Kaizen’ means improvement and I have used it and made it part of my personal philosophy. I try to not to stay static and stagnant by trying things differently and gaining new perspectives. By doing this, I gain an understanding of why something might be able to work better. This type of knowledge lead to my personal improvement and it is what “Kaizen” means to me." - Kevin Valencia