Glossary for (Japanese) Continuous Improvement Language

What is ‘Aimai’?

Aimai means: Vague, ambiguous.

Used to describe a situation, layout or instruction that is unclear and non-specific and causing confusion.

Even the most critical business process in most companies (yes even within the ones with big names) earn the title AIMAI.
The fact that things nevertheless keep on going, is due to the workforce that seams to be able to perform miracles every day, not due to the smooth and unambiguous processes and organization.

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