Today, I was exploring the topic of a suggestion system with my coach. My background is similar to that of the likes of Kaizen Teian compiled by the Japanese Human Resources Association or Quick and Easy Kaizen by Norman Bodek. What I like about these systems are the social interplay between management and the employees. Of course, the tool doesn’t mean much – they all promote scientific thinking.
So, as an internal coach I was asking if the tools that we’ve developed are conducive to these kind of social structures. I was informed that yes, indeed, these tools are conducive and that although they are not currently being used as such, it is up to me to get people to use them effectively. Let’s get busy people. What fun!