Unlocking Creative Potential of Every Worker Two written ideas Best day of the week How creative are you?
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"When I was younger I was lookingfor this magic meaning of life. Itsvery simple now," she says. Makingthe lives of others better, doing"something of lasting value, thatsthe meaning of life, its thatsimple.” - Temple Grandin
“A society’s competitive advantage willcome not from how well its schoolsteach the multiplication and periodictables, but from how well theystimulate imagination and creativity.”– Albert Einstein
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Improved by: Alicia Paola Moreno Flores Area: Human Resources OK BEFORE AFTER Risk of hammering a hand or even an arm. After using the pressure pliers they’ve reduced the risk of getting hurt.
WIFE: What would you do if I died? Would you get married again? HUSBAND: Definitely not! WIFE: Why not - dont you like being married? HUSBAND: Of course I do. WIFE: Then why wouldnt you remarry? HUSBAND: Okay, Id get married again. WIFE: You would? (With a hurtful look on her face). HUSBAND: (Audible groan). WIFE: Would you live in our house? HUSBAND: Sure, its a great house. WIFE: Would you sleep with her in our bed? HUSBAND: Where else would we sleep? WIFE: Would you let her drive my car? HUSBAND: Probably, it is almost new. WIFE: Would you replace my pictures with hers? HUSBAND: That would seem like the proper thing to do. WIFE: Would she use my golf clubs? HUSBAND: No, shes left-handed. WIFE: - silence -
I want everyone at Toyotato change and at least donot be an obstacle forsomeone elsewho wants to change. Hiroshi Okuda Chairman Toyota
Improved by: LUIS DUEÑAS Area: Water Treatments OK BEFORE AFTER When the water got to the higher level, the A cart was placed underneath the tub. tub had to be carried by 2 workers.
Engaging EmployeesAsk every employee to submit one idea per weekin writing to: – Make their work easier – Make their work more interesting – Improve their skills and capabilities – Improve their work environmentAnd to help their organization:– Reduce costs– Improve quality– Improve safety– Improve throughput– Improve customer service
3 Definitions of Kaizen1 Changing methods: continuous improvement for the better2 Small changes: everyone is involved in problem solving activities3 Overcoming resistance: removing the obstacles and realistic constraints
But, how do you feel when you comeup with a new idea and you implementit yourself? When that happens to me, I feel great! I can get very excited when I come up with a new idea and then have the chance to implement it myself.