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Yokoten is a Japanese term that translates to sharing improvement ideas throughout an organization. Other terms include “Transfer Opportunities” and “Best Practice Sharing” although Yokoten includes sharing the failures as well. The idea is that it’s not enough to improve a process. It’s important to let others know what you’ve learned so that they can benefit.

For a better understanding of Yokoten and an overview of Lean Six Sigma, check out our Free Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt TrainingGreen Belt Training or Lean Training.

Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Master Black Belt at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 30 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Marriott International, Inc. build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.
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