I know many of you aren’t into the whole Twitter thing, but I’m using my account (@MarkGraban) to share some photos and small batches of ideas that I come across. I’ll also share them here (but keep in mind you can read Twitter without having an account there, even). That’s a Toyota “partner robot” pictured at left.
When Japanese company hits hard times, first action is big boss takes 40% pay cut. Then Directors, etc. LAST step is cut for workers (more)
When recovery comes, front line workers get pay restored first then big boss restored last. Polar opposite of US (lay off workers 1st)
I’m very surprised that Japan doesn’t have the “Look Right” or “Look Left” curb markings like London does. I need to be careful!
It’s still true that Japanese public company CEOs can only earn 20x a frontline worker (this is unwritten rule). Small companies 10x ratio.
Even in Toyota City, displays (and the faces you see) emphasize that this is a very global company pic.twitter.com/6zd9LtiS
About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark 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. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.