Suggestion System components, Continuous Improvement, Kaizen Mindset, Employee Empowerment, Vadim Kotelnikov  

Suggestion System is a method by which the ideas and suggestions of the employees are communicated upward through the management hierarchy. In USA, suggestion system stresses the suggestion's economic benefits. In Japan, suggestion system stresses the morale boosting benefits of positive employee participation.

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Benefits of Employee Empowerment

Employee empowerment facilitates teamwork and helps harness collective power of employees. It encourages employees to take initiative and makes them more enthusiastic, energized, active, productive, innovative and intrapreneurial... More


Harness Your People


4 Principles




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Jack Welch advice business quotes

Involve everyone. Business is all about capturing intellect from every person. The way to engender enthusiasm it to allow employees far more freedom and far more responsibility.

Jack Welch





Kaizen and Suggestion System

The suggestion system is an integral part of an established management system that aims at involving employees in continuous improvement (Kaizen) of both effectiveness and efficiency of your business.

Management encourages employees to generate a great number of suggestions and works hard to consider and implement these suggestions, often incorporating them into the overall Kaizen strategy. Management also gives due recognition to employee's efforts for improvement.


Kaizen Mindset

Kaizen Culture

Kaizen Principles

Kaizen Practices

Kaizen Implementation


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Measuring Performance

The number of worker's suggestions for incremental and radical (Kaikaku) improvements is regarded as an important criteria in reviewing the performance of the worker's supervisor and the manager of the supervisor.


Stimulating Radical Idea Generation

Idea Management

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Akio Morita advice quotes Sony

The most important mission for a Japanese manager is to develop a healthy relationship with his employees, to create a family-like feeling within the corporation that employees and managers share the same fate.

Akio Morita



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Japanese-style Suggestion System

An important aspect of the Japanese suggestion system is that each suggestion, once implemented, leads to an upgraded standard. Quality Control (QC) circles can be viewed as a group-oriented suggestion system for making improvements. QC circle is a small group that voluntarily performs quality-control activities in the workplace.

Total quality control (TQC) covers all areas of business, involves everyone in the organization and is aimed at improvement of managerial performance at all levels... More


Corporate Culture in Japan

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Konosuke Matsushita advice quotes

A person who can create ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others.

Konosuke Matsushita



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