Kaizen Event is tied up to a more general or wider initiative or strategy like Value Stream Map, Hoshin Planning, A3 programs etc. Around the world Kaizen Events have been widely applied to improve process of manufacturing, services, offices, hospitals, accounting, shared services, IT, HR, etc. And successful rapid improvement events followed a bite size rather improving everything at once. This allows team to learn, standardize and develop the discipline to sustain the improve practices.
It is effectively use as one of the execution or implementation arm in deploying strategy, Lean Enterprise, Lean Six Sigma Initiatives etc.
What is Kaizen Event?
It is a two-to five-day focused improvement activity during which a sequestered cross-functional team designs and implements improvements to a defined process or work area, generating rapid results and learned behaviours. (The Kaizen Event Planer, Martin, Karen & Osterling, Mike)