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The Toyota Engagement Equation

Narrated by: Todd Belcher
Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
Categories: Business, Management
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The formula for Lean success! Toyota veterans reveal how to build continuous improvement into your company’s DNA

Ever since Toyota introduced the revolutionary Toyota Production System (TPS), businesses have tried to replicate Toyota’s success. Few have succeeded over the long term. What businesses have failed to realize is that TPS calls for a fundamentally different way of thinking.

Now, at long last, here is a straightforward guide that make sense of the thinking culture behind Toyota’s phenomenal success. Authors Tracey and Ernie Richardson speak from the heart as Toyota employees who worked in the Kentucky factory when the company was first introducing its people-first approach in the US, and went on in the ensuing decades to teach Lean thinking around the world.

In The Toyota Engagement Equation, the authors take you through Toyota’s own journey of discovery. This deep dive into the company’s game-changing work practices reveals how employees were developed, how they were taught to spot and define problems through standardization, how they were coached to solve them, and how they were encouraged to improve their thinking as they moved forward.

And you’ll see how Toyota developed this simple but profoundly effective approach into an overall management system - and how you can achieve amazing results in your company through the same system.

In the world of Lean design and implementation handbooks, The Toyota Engagement Equation stands out as a fresh, unique, and authoritative guide to building your business into the Toyota of your industry. As the authors see it, TPS has now evolved to the “Thinking People System!”

©2018 TeachingLean, Inc. (P)2018 McGraw-Hill Education

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Great book for lean practitioners!

I enjoyed this book and believe it has many applications for work and life. I would encourage any new lien practitioner to read it 6 to 12 months into your lean journey

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Excellent book about Tmc.

I have learned the most about lean and developing people from this book. I would highly recommend recommending this material to be part of any manufacturing facility.

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Great

A lot of good teachings on how to truly engage employees. Better than carrots and stcks.

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Inspired to "Go Thinking"

I'm grateful to Tracey and Ernie for sharing their experiences and ideas regarding the Toyota System. This book offers a relatable introduction to the Toyota way of working. The techniques that are mentioned are applicable in other areas besides manufacturing. The experiences from other professionals included in the book also provide valuable insights regarding lean. My major takeaway is the value of the thinking underlying the tools. I recommend this for anyone that is looking at practicing lean, whether professionally or in their personal life.

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Great story, well told

It is a way of thinking. A fresh look on a topic covered for decades now. If you can follow this model and establish the culture within the organization, you will far exceed whatever you think you can do.