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And hence the business education begins. Some of the lessons are a bit heavy handed and the book is pretty pollyanna-ish in the way the improvements at the ice cream factory are all just automatically bought into by the staff. A longer and more complex story would have covered some of the more delicate change management issues that are inevitable even when it's clear that change is needed. That's my only criticism of the book — it really is a good read.
I would highly recommend this book as a companion to more technical books about Lean implementations.
There is simply no way I could play policeman for every worker if they're determined to undermine the business. Instead, we utilize a friendly form of peer pressure to get everyone going in the same direction. But, quality, I realized, starts with strong leadership.
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It starts with me listening more closely to our workers, and to our customers. We need clerks and stock boys and department heads with their eyes open and their brains working. Ok, there are many more tabbed pages, but I don't want to be a huge copyright infringer. I hope I've included enough to whet your appetite for a book about ice cream pun intended.
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The Ice Cream Maker: An Inspiring Tale About Making Quality The Key Ingredient in Everything You Do
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Lessons learned include: Quality is defined by the customer The surest path to improved quality is getting your front-line employees involved Take care of the employees and they'll do the right things for your customers Some of the lessons are a bit heavy handed and the book is pretty pollyanna-ish in the way the improvements at the ice cream factory are all just automatically bought into by the staff.
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