Business News of Thursday, 21 June 2012
The Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has organized a one-day training workshop on Kaizen, the Japanese business philosophy, for the business community in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
About 60 businessmen including members of the Sekondi-Takoradi Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (STRCCI) attended the workshop which was funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Mr. Charles Arthur, acting head of the Export Documentation Unit of the GCCI, asked entrepreneurs and manufacturers to embrace the philosophy which called for a continuous improvement in quality of products, service and productivity.
He said entrepreneurs and manufacturers as well as the public and private sectors stand to gain from implementing the philosophy because it could turn their businesses around and raise profit due to the satisfaction customers will derive from their products and services.
Mr. Arthur said the Kaizen system has made Japan an economic power and would work for Ghana despite the cultural differences between the two countries.
He said workers and managements should be involved in the system as it will provide motivation and self initiative process for them to find solutions to problems of their establishments and raise productivity.**