PROVIDING A SCENARIO OF WASTAGE MITIGATION IN THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BASED ON KAIZEN THEORY IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION OMAN
his study aims to provide a scenario of waste mitigation in light of the Kaizen approach for Human Resources Development and Management Departments in the Ministry of Education (MOE)- Oman. It is also set to identify the manifestations and level of waste, from the point of view of the study sample, in these departments. In addition, it focuses on pointing out the differences in the level of waste in those relevant departments in accordance with gender, job level, academic qualification, years of experience, and department. This study proceeded, with the descriptive approach, to determine the manifestations and level of waste and used the scenario method to build the proposed scenario to reduce waste in light of the Kaizen approach to improve the organizational situation in these departments at MOE. The researcher has built an interview tool to form the proposed scenario and developed a questionnaire consisting of 30 items in three areas of waste, namely: Muda Mura and Muri. The questionnaire was utilized to spot the manifestations and level of waste, as well as the point of view of all directors and departments heads of the relevant departments regarding the impact of reducing waste in improving the organizational position of these departments. Moreover, 123 individuals were selected for the sample study. The study concluded that waste in Human Resources Development and Management Departments in the Ministry of Education was of a moderate degree. The results also revealed that there are no statistically significant differences at the level of (α ≤ 0.05) in the waste level of these departments due to the social variable in the study topics as a whole. The results showed that there are statistically significant differences between job titles levels in all topics of the study. The study concluded that a proposed scenario was developed to reduce waste in light of the Kaizen approach, including a number of requirements and components, for Human Resources Development and Management Departments in the Ministry of Education
Keywords: Kaizen Theory, Wastage, The Human Resource.