This is a comprehensive organizational development system that focuses all business resources on adding value to the output. Sources of waste are identified and eliminated. The system creates a culture that is highly flexible; able to quickly respond to the changing external environment. Through teamwork and cooperation, all departments and individuals are focused on contributing value-added work to internal and external customers. The transition to a truly high performing organization begins with management and employees understanding what their customer values. Adding value to the customer becomes everyone's primary focus. Problem-solving and improvement efforts are channeled into value creation. The result is a new dynamic where management and employees become partners in future-focused change management. The organization works in partnership with suppliers and customers to develop service and product excellence. Employees are expected (and held accountable) to apply their new job skills to positively effect change in the workplace environment and work output. They take responsibility for their own job security; they're able to prove their economic worth to the organization. Relentless improvement becomes a way of life. Organizations achieve measurable results in: Financial performance Internal work process productivity Employee morale, productivity and satisfaction Customer satisfaction Everybody wins.
This book presents a comprehensive account of past and present efforts to introduce the jury system in Japan. Four legal reforms are documented and assessed: the implementation of the bureaucratic and all-judge special jury systems in the 1870s, the introduction of the all-layperson jury in the late 1920s, the transplantation of the Anglo-American-style jury system to Okinawa under the U.S. Occupation, and the implementation of the mixed-court lay judge (saiban'in) system in 2009. While being primarily interested in the related case studies, the book also discusses the instances when the idea of introducing trial by jury was rejected at different times in Japan's history. Why does legal reform happen? What are the determinants of success and failure of a reform effort? What are the prospects of the saiban'in system to function effectively in Japan? This book offers important insights on the questions that lie at the core of the law and society debate and are highly relevant for understanding contemporary Japan and its recent and distant past.
This reference offers both a basic introduction and advanced technical details of available mathematical and computing methods for modeling sustainable development, closing an exisiting gap in this field, as well as illustrating their use through case studies and examples. The methods and case studies presented here are targetted at sustainable development, although they have a wide range of other applications, including economics, medicine and control systems.
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