This is to paraphrase Amazon.com founder, business magnate, and investor Jeff Bezo who says “If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”
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A reader asked me: “I’ve been a job jopper since ten years ago after graduation from college. Now that I’m moving again, I’m worried that my prospective employer take my hopping record as a negative factor.” Here’s my answer to Leap Frogging. http://www.bworldonline.com/content.php?section=Labor&title=employers-bias-against-job-hoppers&id=101804
Toyota, a major Japanese company (like other Japan-based companies) known for its lifetime employment and seniority system is finally changing its management system. Check this link by Nikkei Asian Review http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Toyota-to-revise-pay-for-factory-workers
If you are silent about something or no opinion about anything, then what does it mean? Here’s an interesting article on “Why You Should Stop Caring About Being Nice” to people. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14b180f8e08643f2
Jeff, an 8-year old boy ran into the living room where his parents were watching TV. “Dad, where did I come from?”
The boy’s mother cleared her throat and excused herself to let the father answer this long-feared question. The father cleared his throat and went through a long-winded and careful explanation of how children are born.
When he was finally through, the little boy commented: “That’s OK Dad; but my friend Jenny down the neighborhood store says she comes from Cebu, and I just wanted to know where I came from.”
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One morning on a street corner, there’s a small boy holding a mirror in his hand, reflecting the light of the sun toward a house and centering the bright spot on one of the windows. “What are you doing?” asked a passerby.
“My brother is sick in that house,” said the little boy, and “since the sun never enters his room, I was trying to reflect a little of it in there with this mirror.”
Do you have a regular reflection time? And how are you doing with your reflection time?
This Elbonomics is a derivative of Taiichi Ohno’s “no problem is a problem.” If you and your people are wont to say there’s no problem, then you don’t know the letter and spirit behind kaizen (continuous improvement). If you don’t know it yet, kaizen is a solution looking for problems to solve.