Toyota Talent: Developing Your People the Toyota Way / Edition 1

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Overview

Toyota's Secrets to Building an Exceptional Workforce

Leading Toyota authorities Jeffrey Liker and David Meier give you the keys to growing top performers from within through a detailed process of preparation, training, and follow-up. Drawing upon Liker's detailed study of Toyota's manufacturing, technical, and service organizations across the globe, and Meier's deep experience gained from working with some of Toyota's best sensei, the authors bring the company's proven practices to life through insight and exercises, enabling you to

  • Define your organizational needs and objectives
  • Create development plans for all employees
  • Grow your top talent from within
  • Analyze routine work and ancillary tasks
  • Break down a job for effective training
  • Break the cycle of poor training and results to create a cycle of continuous learning and improvement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071477451
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/29/2007
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 497,837
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey K. Liker, Ph.D., author of the bestselling The Toyota Way, is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and coowner of lean consulting firm Optiprise, Inc. His Shingo-Prize winning work has appeared in The Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and other leading publications.

David P. Meier is coauthor (with Liker) of The Toyota Way Fieldbook, and is President of Lean Associates, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to supporting other organizations in their efforts to learn from the Toyota Way. David was a group leader for Toyota Motor Manufacturing for ten years.

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    Posted July 13, 2007

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    Toyota's worldwide reputation is built on its reputation for quality and reliability, and its remarkably efficient operations. Manufacturers recognize Toyota as the model for superior industrial production in the 21st century. Toyota invests heavily in employee training and education because its executives believe that their workers hold the key to Toyota's competitive advantage. Toyota employees are dedicated, knowledgeable, capable and enthusiastic. Jeffrey K. Liker and David P. Meier say that your organization can benefit from emulating Toyota's training program. It's a matter of making the commitment. getAbstract highly recommends studying this book. You'll feel as if Toyota's most revered sensei (the Japanese title for 'teacher') is explaining, step by step, how your company can organize a job-training program that will lead to Toyota-style success.

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