Andon

November 11, 2020by Sandy Wilmer

Andon is the Japanese word for lantern. The Andon cord was a system installed in Toyota factories that allowed the workers to signal they had a problem on the line and needed to shift out of Red Work and into Blue Work.

Andon Cord

November 11, 2020by Sandy Wilmer

Andon is the Japanese word for lantern. The andon cord was a system installed in Toyota factories that allowed the workers to signal a pause in production because they had a problem on the line and needed to shift out of redwork and into bluework.

The part of the self that wants to project and protect an image of competence in the world, deserving of praise and recognition. The “Be Good” self needs to be tamed in order to play the improve play.

The class of people assigned to do the bluework in Industrial Age organizational design. These were called white-collar, non-union, salaried, thinkers and leaders.

Coerce

November 11, 2020by Sandy Wilmer

The Industrial Age play where we goad, manipulate, order, motivate, inspire, or threaten people to do what we want them to. Using influence, power, rank, talking first, talking more, or talking louder to bring people around to your way of thinking. Coercion sounds like: I need you to be a team player. Everyone needs to...

The play where we learn from others thereby making our product, ideas, and lives better. This play requires us to share ideas, be vulnerable, respect the ideas of others, and admit to ourselves that we don’t have the whole picture. Collaborate sounds like: What does everyone think? How safe is it? What do you see...

Complete

November 11, 2020by Sandy Wilmer

The play at the end of redwork where we pause to reflect on what we have accomplished, celebrate that, and invite others to tell their stories.

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