By Jon Miller | Post Date: January 16, 2007 10:54 PM | Comments: 1
I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been placing advance orders for Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management, coming out in March 2007.
Here is a sneak preview from the book, a short passage from Chapter 37: Follow the Decisions that Were Made, which I translated today:
"There is something called Standard Work, but standards should be changing constantly. Instead, if you think of the standard as the best you can do, it’s all over. The standard is only a baseline for doing further kaizen. It is kai-aku if things get worse than now, and it is kaizen if things get better than now. Standards are set arbitrarily by humans, so how can they not change?"
I found it quite delightful. I hope you enjoy it.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.