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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