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Workplaces in Japan are well‐known for their cleanliness and orderliness. This results from the Japanese emphasis on training and discipline. The logic behind the 5‐S practice is that organization, neatness, cleanliness, standardization and discipline at the workplace are basic requirements for...
Examines the benefits of education and training. Shows that only a very low percentage of graduates or people with higher education qualifications are unemployed. Suggests that we should become a learning society in order to become internationally competitive. Concludes that achieving national...
Raises the question why society relies on ranking and grading from the first day of school, through the educational system, into the working environment. Goes on to discuss the effects of extrinsic forces on intrinsic attributes and describes and assesses the concerns/views of theorists such as...
Based on the idea that promoting standardization will encourage the international exchange of goods and services, ISO 9000 is a series of internationally accepted standards which companies use to develop quality management systems and quality improvement processes. It has fast become a...
Explores the role of the facilitator in the implementation of a total quality management or continuous improvement process. Many organizations, having planned their goals for the future, have difficulty in understanding the process of reaching them. The role of the facilitator in helping...
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