Not just another re-engineering effort

Q&A with Raphael Vitalo, author of Kaizen Desk Reference Standard
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004


aphael Vitalo IS president of Maine-based Vital Enterprises ( He has authored more than 50 professional publications and led more than 350 organizational effectiveness, performance management, productivity and re-engineering projects. Also known for his work in information systems and expert systems development, he has trained Kaizen leaders in North America and Europe.

How does Kaizen fit with team-building? Is it intended for, or does it work best using existing work teams, new teams where people have not collaborated much together, or one-time project teams?