It takes months, sometimes years to create a culture of kaizen. I'm not talking about periodic kaizen "events" led by the lean champion or the black belt. Those are merely top-down "feel good" events that last 3 days or so, result in something called a kaizen newspaper(inventory), and when the three days are up, well, everybody goes back to work. Phew, glad that's over.
Trouble is, there's only one you. We need to figure out how to inspire and teach every single person how to first see, then eliminate waste. Temporary, self directed work teams led by the experts (the people who actually DO the work) using A3 is a method more and more smart companies are using to eliminate thousands of hours of non value-added work. This translates to profit....because I can ship more with the same investment in time (dollars shipped divided by hours worked).
Start small. Go see if you can get 3 people to answer this question this week: "if you owned the company, what one change would you make in their own job right now?" Consider what they say an employee suggestion, and use A3 to help get it done.
Don't expect people to solve difficult problems until they can do little ones really well. The beautiful part is that once established as a culture, it won't stop.
That makes for a very difficult company to compete against!