The Toyota Way
Lean manufacturing is a systematic method in which non-value added activities or waste can be
eliminated in the manufacturing process. This usually results in quality products being delivered
on time at usually a lower cost. Implementation
1.) Describe how self-perception can positively or
negatively affect a work environment.
Self-perception is the awareness of characteristics that constitute ones self and
perception is how we make sense of our environment overall.
Some positive aspects of
Chapter 4 Case Study
1.) P-O-L-C of Xerox
Planning: By planning to promote both Mulcahy and Burns, Xerox was able to change its
values towards a more employee focused company.
Organizing: Xerox was able to organize itself through its vision and mission st
1.) Planning is a key component to the
P-O-L-C framework. What type of
planning do you think the founders of
Flat World Knowledge engaged in?
The founders of Flat World Knowledge most likely first
came up with a mission and a vision statement for their
Understand the differences, advantages and disadvantages of centralized and
decentralized organizational structures.
Centralized- decision making authority is concentrated at higher levels in an organization.
Many important decisions are made at higher le
The Power of Vulnerability
Brene Brown makes a strong point when discussing the power of vulnerability. She comments,
If you cant measure it, it doesnt exist. It is important to realize that shame is the fear of
disconnection and the less
Understanding Our Mammalian Nature Better
By watching the video, Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals, I was able to understand how
these specific relationships between mammals is similar to the topic of management. It definitely
provided a d
Is decision making all a function of reasoning?
When it comes to learning, our brains are the most important part of our body. It weighs about 3
pounds. While we are awake our brain generates about 25 watts of power. The left side of the
CHAPTER 5 AND 6:
What is planning and its five steps?
Planning: Coping with uncertainty by formulating future courses of action to
achieve specific results and setting goals and deciding how to achieve them
Step 1: Establish the organizations mission an
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- What is the level of communication between management and low level employees?
Do the sellers of raw materials have power over the manufacturers in this business?
- Are there alternatives
Grade of A
Critical Thinking and Analysis Insightful analysis of the case is performed, addingvalue beyond
simply a recitation of facts; readersare shown the relevance of the