I love this blog written by Mike Micklewright of the Kaizen Institute posted on their blog site. https://www.kaizen.com/blog/post/2017/07/11/should-kaizen-activities-provide-an-roi.html
I am familiar with an organization that does not mingle ROIs with Kaizen activities and I believe they leave a lot on the table by this practice and in fact, introduce significant waste thereby undermining the entire CI effort. As the article state, the ROI does exclusively determine the success that can be achieved through Kaizen activity and in the case of this organization, ROI activity is deployed by functional departments that do not use the Kaizen tools. This is a huge opportunity lost for that long term sustainable gain.
Thanks for the great post, Mike!