The Toyota car manufacturing company is one of the leading sales companies in the international auto market. Doubtless, because the company has its own philosophy, which in a way is the embodiment of the Japanese culture. Believe us, that this philosophy is not limited with Ikigai alone.
So the Toyota principles (some of which have Japanese equivalents) are below:
1. Make long-term decisions, even if it may harm your short-term financial goals.
2. The continuous process helps to identify problems.
3. Use the “exact time” mechanism to avoid overproduction.
4. Divide the volume of work gradually (heidzunka).
5. If quality requires it, stop the production to identify all the drawbacks.
6. Standard tasks are the basis of continuous improvement and delegation of authority to employees.
7. Use visual controls to ensure that no issues go unnoticed.
8. Use only reliable, tested territory.
9. Educate leaders who know their business thoroughly, learn the company philosophy, and can teach others.
10. Educate great people and create teams that adhere to the company philosophy.
11. Respect your partners and suppliers, challenge them and help them improve.
12. To understand the situation, you need to see everything with your own eyes (Gent Genbutsu).
13. Decide without delay, by consensus, by weighing all options; implement it, do not put away (nemavasi).
14. Become a learner through continuous self-examination (hansai) and continuous improvement (kaizen).