Kamis, 04 Februari 2010

日本型ものづくり- イントロダクション

Hiii allll...
Sorry.. been too lazy to write. lol.
As an apology, here's one of my Intro to Japs Production System class' assignment. Think I would like to share to all of you.

Japan is one of the most advanced countries in the world, with no doubt. However, the condition that Japan has achieved now is not obtained easily, but with great struggle. Especially since the defeat in World War II, Japanese society continued to work with tenacity until Japan became one of the most advanced countries in the world.

The hard work that Japanese people have been doing not only has produced great progress for their country, but also becomes an ingrained culture, which is embedded in their society. The culture of work that is owned by Japanese people until now has become their cornerstone of life and has become their basis of doing any action. Those cultures also distinguish Japanese people from other society in other country, especially Asian countries. Asian countries need to follow the example of those cultures of Japanese people to aim for developing their countries, among them are:

1. Japanese people have a high dedication to their work.

Japanese society in general is always working with the totality and dedication for what they do. They also have a strong desire to always make the best of his work. That spirit is owned by every worker in every job sector in Japan, ranging from government officials, factory workers, even the waiter or shopkeeper at restaurants or stores.

2. Japanese people in general, rarely have the desire to move from his job.
Japanese people are also known for having high loyalty to the job. Once employed at a company, they will feel like a part of a large family in the company, so they will not have the desire to part with his family.

3. Senior citizens of Japan still have a high desire to work.
Although already retired from his previous work, the senior citizens of Japan still have the desire to work. This desire is driven by the desire to be useful for their community. Therefore, in Japan it is often found senior citizens who keep working, even for some jobs that seem to be difficult to handle by the elderly.

4. The workers in Japan are generally obedient to his superiors' orders.
Japanese people are generally polite and friendly, and as much as possible want to avoid conflicts that can occur. Therefore, they are best to obey the orders given by superiors as well as possible. In addition, Japanese workers also generally have a sense of fear of bad treatment from their bosses and colleagues, therefore, they choose to behave and do the best of their job.

In addition to the above culture, Japanese society also has many proverbs that describe how the Japanese people want and are expected to work hard in their life. Among them are:

1. 額に汗して働く。

This proverb means "work by the sweat of the forehead". The existence of this proverb suggests that Japanese society is required to work hard, and compared with working until the forehead sweats.

2. 油まみれになって働く

Proverb above roughly means "work until your hand is greasy". The meaning of this point is more or less similar to the proverb at the first point.

3. 浮利を追わず

This proverb means roughly that we should not seek or pursue a short-term advantage. With this proverb, it seems that in working, Japanese society tend to think far ahead. Not only in terms of profit, but also in terms of risk.

4. 士農工商

Sentence above implies that there were four classes in Japanese society. In the past, Japanese society is divided into four social strata, starting from the highest warrior class, the class of farmers, craftsmen class, and the mercantile class.
When viewed in economic capacity, there may be irregularity in the order of the social strata that was owned by Japan in the past. Class of farmers, despite financial ability may be the lowest among the four classes, is in second place in the social strata.
One reason why the Japanese government in the past set the order in which such social strata was because the government wanted to respect the peasants, who worked to produce something, that is food for the people of entire Japan, more than the merchants who make a profit with the exchange of goods.
With that circumstance, it can be concluded that Japanese people are required to produce something while working. This is of course closely related of having efficiency and effectiveness in the work, so that the work performed will be productive.

In conclusion, the success achieved by the Japanese is the fruit of the efforts of its people, and not through a shortcut. Even companies that now have worldwide reputations such as Honda and Toyota start from small business and keep growing, until it becomes global as now.

2 komentar:

  1. Menarik bang. Walaupun jepang negara yang sudah berkembang, ternyata masih ada nilai-nilai non-individualis yang mereka miliki.

    Banyak hal yang baru ya di Jepang bang, seperti keloyalan & kepatuhan karyawan dengan perusahaan. Menurut saya, keloyalan terhadap pekerjaan pasti juga diikuti dengan atasan yang baik pula.

  2. bener tuh. jadi pokonya begitu mereka keterima kerja di suatu perusahaan, langsung mereka ngerasa jadi bagian keluarga besar dari perusahaan itu..
    kalo di kita? (terutama lulusan ITB maksudnya) wuih, loyalitas masih dinomoe sekiankan. hehe.