Back to basics
Recently, I am reading this book 'The Toyota Way' and would like to share one important message I learnt from it. I started reading with the assumption that its all going to be about the effectiveness of lean production, business processes, systems etc. However, as I go on reading, I realized it is not about any of the above.
Quoted directly from the book: "... In the toyota way, it's the people who bring system to life: working, communicating, resolving issues and growing together..."
Reflecting on my working experiences for the past months in three different countries in Asia, this cannot be more true. My work involves in implementing an IT system that aid in the operation of the company. I began with an end in mind focusing on meeting deadlines. I am aware that implementing an IT system involves working with the various level of people in the organization, communicating the progress and direction of the work in an objective manner, resolving any issues that comes along the way yet as I progress, I realized that I am losing a bigger picture. That is the need to cultivate a harmonious environment that allows everyone in the organization to grow together.
Do I need to explain further about the need to grow together? Give it some thoughts...