Overcoming Laziness With Kaizen Techniques

Overcoming Laziness With Kaizen Techniques

starrealtyma.com – Often we feel too lazy to do our daily activities which in the end makes our work delayed. Delaying work is the same as making the work pile up so that the feeling of laziness will increase. This can affect our productivity as a civil servant of the state.

The definition of lazy in the Big Indonesian Dictionary is not wanting to work or do something. Lazy can also be interpreted as a condition where a person avoids work that should be done with the potential and energy they have. Laziness is also often associated with two behaviors, namely procrastination (procrastination) and idleness (silent without doing anything).

According to PsychCentral, there are at least 8 voices of laziness or 8 voices of laziness that can affect a person’s behavior, which are as follows:

  • Confusion: “I don’t know what I’m doing.”
  • Neurotic Fear: “I can’t.”
  • Fixed Mindset: “I’m worried I will fail or look stupid.”
  • Lethargy: “I’m too tired. I have no energy.”
  • Apathy: “I don’t know about anything.”
  • Regret: “I’m too old to start. I’m too late to try it.”
  • Identity: “I am lazy”
  • Shame: “I shouldn’t be so lazy.”

Laziness if left alone will be difficult to get rid of and will turn into character. Unknowingly this will make a person lose trust because they cannot be responsible for something at work, causing a bad stigma by other people. In the end, a lazy person will often experience failure.

Basically, everyone must have felt lazy to do something. But that does not mean that it is always obeyed and carried out continuously which will harm oneself. There are several ways to overcome laziness, namely:

  • Get rid of the fear of failure
  • Learn how to do things
  • Relaxation
  • Evaluate the surroundings
  • Digital detox (detox media sosial)

Besides that, there is one way that is usually done by Japanese people when they are feeling lazy and want to overcome it, namely by using the Kaizen technique. Kaizen technique is a term introduced in the book “Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success” by Masaaki Imai. Kaizen comes from two words ‘kai’ (change) and ‘zen’ (wisdom). In other words, Kaizen techniques are changes in life that can be achieved slowly with wisdom.

Kaizen can also be interpreted as improvement techniques. If we interpret it more broadly, this technique is a technique for carrying out continuous improvement for progress in personal, family, work and social life.

Then, how to implement this technique? Please note that Kaizen is known for its one minute principle of self improvement. Kaizen is a simple technique where we dedicate one minute every day to an activity. This technique is also designed to increase one’s self-confidence in completing even the slightest thing.

One example, reading a book in the morning, then we have to focus for one minute to do it, every day at the same time consistently. With habits like that it will become a good habit that will be beneficial for life.

Reporting from PQM (Productivity & Quality Management Consultant), the stages in doing Kaizen are ECRS (Eliminate, Combine, Reset, and Simplify). More details, as follows:

Elimination of unnecessary, the main improvement is to eliminate unnecessary tasks. Questions of “what” and “why” will help us do this.
Combine steps When you know what to do and what steps, Where, Who and When questions help to combine steps to eliminate waste (unnecessary work).

Reordering, sometimes changing the order also allows us to reduce waste from the process. Where, Who and When questions help us do this.

Simplify steps, find out which tasks or steps can be simplified.

No need to rush in doing this technique. Moreover, we only need 1 minute each day. After mastering the 1 minute exercise, we can proceed to the next stage by increasing the time limit, for example 30 minutes or 60 minutes every day. This technique can be done by anyone and anywhere, as long as we know the aims and objectives we want to achieve from applying this technique.

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