The Elegant Solution: Toyota's Formula for Mastering Innovation

The Elegant Solution: Toyota's Formula for Mastering Innovation

by Matthew May (Author)


One million. That's how many new ideas the Toyota organization receives from its employees every year. These ideas come from every level of the organization - from the factory floors to the corporate suites. And organizations all over the world want to learn how they do it. Now Matthew May, Senior Advisor to the University of Toyota, reveals how any company can create an environment of every day innovation and achieve the elegant solutions found only on the far side of complexity. A tactical guide for team-based innovation, THE ELEGANT SOLUTION delivers the formula to the three principles and ten practices that drive business creativity. Innovation isn't just about technology - it's about value, opportunity and impact. When a company embeds a real discipline around the pursuit of perfection, the sky is the limit. Dozens of case studies (from Toyota and other companies) illustrate the power and universality of these concepts; a unique 'clamshell strategy' prepares managers to ensure organizational success. At once a thought-shaper, a playmaker, and a taskmaster, THE ELEGANT SOLUTION is a practical field manual for everyone in corporate life.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Published: 02 Jan 2007

ISBN 10: 1847370284
ISBN 13: 9781847370280

Author Bio
Matthew May, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Wharton School, is senior advisor to the University of Toyota and director of Aevitas Learning, a consulting firm that works with corporations to guide innovation and turn ideas into action.