By Jon Miller | Post Date: October 16, 2005 9:54 PM | Comments: 0
New Zealand defeated Australia 38-28 in a rugby match on Saturday October 15. This broke a 46-year jinx, as the Kiwis had not won in Sydney in 14 attempts since 1959. Kaizen helped them win.
An October 16th National Nine News article credits the use of kaizen, the Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement, as well video footage of New Zealand痴 victory in 1959 to inspire the Kiwis to defeat the Kangaroos. Here's a quote from the article:
"It [kaizen] would apply to sport in the same way it would in an office or a manufacturing floor - you look at where things are going wrong and you look at the bigger area and do something about it."
Brilliant. After all, if Tiger Woods uses Buddhist meditation techniques to focus himself on the golf course, why not kaizen on the rugby field?Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.