What is is like to be in a room full of smart people all talking at once? I’d say that’s the Twitter chat, #KaizenBiz. Every Friday at 12pm Eastern time, we gather together from places like Canada, Japan, Portugal, the UK, Mexico, Ireland, the US and other places to dissect a business idea.
Every week I tweet out the same four statements at the beginning of the chat:
- This chat uses concept of kaizen to examine various aspects of business, enhance our skills and deepen our self-understanding
- Kaizen is a Japanese concept of continuous improvement; mainly used to improve processes in business, education & other organizations
- In this chat, you are highly encouraged to interact with each other (ask questions, comment on others’ points of view)
- Sometimes we tease apart ideas tweeted here. We keep it respectful even if moves into debate
These four statements are the glue that holds the conversation together. Most of the time, it isn’t obvious that kaizen is present in the chat. But it is the underpinning of how we explore each topic as a group and see how we improve ourselves over time. Some of our community members have improved so greatly that they can only visit the chat infrequently while others have blossomed in their careers and just don’t have the time to be with us. Continue reading