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Funny ‘Family Guy’ Clip that Illustrates Disdain for Manufacturing; Plus a Clip from FastCap, a Lean Company

Friday, I blogged about a WIRED Magazine piece by Joel Johnson that was pretty disrespectful of manufacturing, in general, as he wrote that “every single manufacturing job ever” was “repetitive, exhausting, and [an] alienating workplace over which you have no influence or authority.” That might describe some factories, but hardly ALL.

I stumbled across this funny Family Guy clip, where Peter Griffin (a factory worker) gets heckled at the school’s career day… maybe this was Joel Johnson growing up?  :-)

Check out FastCap, by comparison, a company where employees ARE engaged in creativity and continuous improvement, where “FastCap is all about growing people.”

Check out other videos from FastCap on YouTube.

Here is one recent video that shows an employee engaged in “kaizen” or continuous improvement:

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About LeanBlog.org: 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. Mark is also the
VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus.

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