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Let's "deny the status quo" and "move your comfort zone."

Updated: May 29, 2022

You will have Kaizen as a respray job if you are obsessed with the current status quo when you start Kaizen.


It's not a Kaizen. So I'm satisfied with "I changed something a little".


"Kaizen is about making materials cheaper!"

There was a person who proudly told me. He was the first person who told me such a thing I met last year.


I met a person with such little knowledge for the first time.

I thought, "He is a poor person."


This person's example is entirely extreme,

In front of the Kaizen theme, I often meet people who do not want to make improvements.


"You can leave it as it is."

"I've inherited my current job from my predecessor, and I'm doing well what he told me. Is there any problem?"


Please convey it in words like this, but most people think in their hearts.

Still, that feeling is transmitted to me non-verbally.


Cognitive science coaching will give you an explanation.

Even with Toyota-style KAIZEN, we understand from our experience that "everyone has a feeling of resistance to changing."


In the Toyota production system, we say "start by denying the status quo", but we know that KAIZEN will not start unless we remove this resistance that everyone has.


Everyone has a "comfort zone".


There is a specific range of external environments in which humans can live comfortably, and that range is called the "comfort zone."


Immediately after talking about resistance, I put in an explanation of the "comfort zone", so you may get the impression that the "comfort zone" is "bad", but it is still "bad". Please do not assume.


In soccer, the game venue is divided into "home and away", and in the game at home, the players relax and perform well.


The "comfort zone" is the "home."


It is an external environment where humans can live comfortably, that is, a comfortable environment.


The "comfort zone" also applies to work.

For many years, the work they have liked and done is precisely in the middle of their "comfort zone".


Even if a person consciously says, "I want to change" or "I can't stay as it is!" There is a brain function that arbitrarily limits his behaviour.


Like the famous "boiled frog" parable,

He doesn't want to get out of his comfort.


The "comfort zone" is the current state.

If you cannot get out of here, the status quo will continue for a long time.


The Toyota Production System does not even use the word "comfort zone," but we start with "denial of the status quo" based on our empirical knowledge that "people do not want to get out of the status quo."


Then, we will raise our eyes and aim for a place higher than the current situation, and we will be aware of what we should be.


It is the role of bosses and seniors to support this perspective.


The bosses and seniors have had similar experiences in the past, understand the importance of "denial of the status quo", and always continue to think about what they should be from a high point of view.


They encourage the person in charge to "deny the status quo" in various ways.


I usually don't instruct from the beginning that "You should be OO!".

This case is the worst practice. 😎


Give hints to help you find what you should be.

Higher-level policies, including visions and missions, and changes in the surrounding environment are now effective as hints.


Not only will you help you find it, but you will support it as if you were yourself until you reach the "ideal". After that, unless something goes wrong, I won't touch it.


The person in charge will be more convinced if they notice it. They can understand very well.


Cognitive science coaching is almost the same.

Set your goal outside the status quo to get out of the "comfort zone" status quo.


It is difficult for clients to get out of the status quo.

From within the "comfort zone", the "comfort zone" boundaries are hard to be aware of by yourself.


Even if you can recognize the existence of the "comfort zone", escaping from the "comfort zone" requires enormous energy if you try to do it yourself. It is faster and more effective with the help of a coach.


For example, a person who doesn't want to get out of the status quo unknowingly comes up with a creative excuse to avoid getting out of the status quo. Hence, it is called creative avoidance.


Creative Aboy Dance, do you have any idea?


Coaches objectively find a "comfort zone" and encourage clients to notice it without using a natural language.


And when the goal becomes clear, the unconscious begins to work.

Information about achieving goals that have never been in your brain will naturally jump in.


The same is true for improvement, and once the "ideal" is clear, we begin to think about how to get there. Analyzing the gap between the current situation and what it should be, we can see various things to do.


First, accept that you have a "comfort zone".

And think more about what you want to do.


If you find it yourself, your "comfort zone" will sooner move closer to your goal.

You will soon be overwhelmed by the status quo.

Then the goal will be closer to you in the future.


The past doesn't matter.


If you can't find it by yourself, talk to your coach.

Your future will surely open up.


The coach finds a "comfort zone" and

Not only helps to set goals

Learn how to use your brain to reach your goals.


This article last week

"Effective use of homeostasis function"

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