WWII Propaganda Posters for Employee Ideas

Browse Posters – George Marshall Foundation

I love old WWII Posters, particularly the production posters aimed at helping the war effort. As much as Dr. Deming said to not rely on signs, posters, and slogans, I just find these signs interesting.

Here’s a set of posters that MUST have come from the Training Within Industry program, calling for employee ideas and suggestions. What are you doing today to help encourage ideas and kaizen in your workplace? I bet you’re doing things that are better than just hanging up signs….

 

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

3 Comments

  1. Mark Graban says

    If we could indeed get just one suggestion per employee per year, wouldn’t that be great? World class companies get at least one suggestion per employee per month, if not more.

    American industry (and healthcare) still really lag behind this benchmark, I’m afraid.

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