March 5, 2014 Leave a comment
Good advice on the productivity front!
Originally posted on Quartz:
Unlike machines on the factory line, I am constantly overwhelmed … by the emails, meetings, scheduling conflicts bombarding me all day long. To see if I could automate part of my life, I turned to one of the world’s most efficient manufacturers, Toyota, and its productivity guru, Jamie Bonini. Though his background is in automotive engineering, Bonini has based his life on cutting out waste or, in Toyota terminology, “Muda.”
As general manager of the company’s Production System Support Center, he travels the country teaching non-profits and smaller to mid-sized manufacturers how to be more productive. So I invited him to spend a day with me and my team and give us a productivity makeover.