Tweets From My First Lean Study Trip to Japan, Day 1
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 above.
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— Mark Graban (@MarkGraban) November 12, 2012
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