In a LifeHack article entitled "What Toyota Can Teach You about Personal Productivity," authors Peter Paul Roosen and Tatsuya Nakagawa offer these tips:
- Create manual systems first, then use technology as a tool to assist the process.
- Create an environment where constant learning occurs.
- Eliminate – don’t just reduce waste.
- Build quality into everything. Aim for “great” rather than just “good enough” wherever there is opportunity to do so.
- Create systems to respect and treat partners well.
- Work with others but maintain core competencies. Do not outsource the important decisions.
- Chose friends and associates carefully.