Traveling to Japan Tomorrow – What Questions Should I Ask?
We have an incredibly diverse group, with attendees from the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Singapore. We're going to learn a lot about Japan and Lean and I'm sure we're going to learn a lot from each other.
Before my first trip in 2012, I wrote this post where a number of you commented about things I should look for and questions I should ask. I just realized I didn't follow up on that page… so I left a few comments now.
For this trip, do you have any advice for me, recommendations, or questions you'd want me to ask? Last time I learned that you have to ask the right questions the right way in order to get the right answers. And, tour hosts might not be as forthcoming to an outsider as they would be internally… but we certainly still learned a lot in that first trip.
We're visiting a Toyota plant, another factory, and three hospitals (including a repeat visit to one I saw two years ago). I have about four days of personal time in Tokyo, so personal suggestions about places to visit, restaurants, etc. are welcome.
What do you think? Scroll down to comment or share your thoughts and the post on social media. Don't want to miss a post or podcast? Subscribe to get notified about posts via email daily or weekly.
- Jody Crane, MD: Lean in Emergency Medicine and Hospitals; 3 Big Issues Causing Tough Times in Healthcare - February 1, 2023
- Alternative History: GM Uses Lean to Remain #1 in the Auto Industry - January 31, 2023
- Fall in Love with the Problem, not the Solution: In Entrepreneurship and Continuous Improvement - January 29, 2023