Making the move...

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Fri Mar 17 13:26:42 EST 2006


Marielle-

Friday, March 17, 2006, 4:44:16 AM, you wrote:

> many Japanese management concepts such as Total Quality Control,
> Quality Control circles, small group activities, labor relations. Key
> elements of Kaizen are quality, effort, involvement of all employees,
> willingness to change, and communication.

Having been involved with Total Quality initiatives, Quality Control
Circles, etc, on this side of the pond I can say from experience that
they are doomed to failure because of underlying cultural differences.
Labor and social relationships are not structured in western societies
to provide the level of trust and support required to allow them to be
effective.

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-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at ahsoftware.net




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