Waisting lives

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Eiji Toyoda’s Respect for People

employees are offering a very important part of their life to us. If we don’t use their time effectively, we are wasting their lives.
      — Eiji Toyoda, former President and Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation and cousin of the company’s founder, Kiichiro Toyoda

 “survey of over 100,000 people in more than 2,000 companies highlighted that managers are wasting their employee’s time. Among the surprising facts: Over the years this index has been compiled, only 12% of people responded positively to the following statement: “My company is respectful of my time and attention, and is focused on using it wisely and effectively.”

The survey also indicates that, among other findings, for every 100 employees:
  • 51 must go back to their manager frequently to determine what they’re supposed to do.
  • 71 can’t find what they need to do their best.
  • 81 think an Xbox works better than the tools their company supplies.
Lacking clear direction, tools, and systems at work can cost time or even worst cost talent. In fact, the design of workflow and workload are matters of respect. The time, attention, ideas, knowledge, and energy you ask your employees to invest in their job day in and day out is certainly worthy of respecting.
… It is easy to invest money in new technology, software, or equipment. It takes time, effort, and planning to invest in employee skills development. Wasting employee time implies a lack of respect and poor planning by all involved.”
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