Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Dec 1, , John Shook and others published How to change a culture: Lessons from NUMMI }. Manageris recommande l’article How to Change a Culture: Lessons from NUMMI , MIT Sloan Management Review, 1 Jan How to Change a Culture: Lessons From NUMMI. How to Change a Culture: Lessons From NUMMI. case study. John Shook. Save; Share.

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You must be logged in to post a comment. Why was the joint venture attempted?

Shook explained how the new training plan was implemented and started a complete turn-around of the Fremont plant employees Shook, What I mean to say is, learning from others may lead to incorporating what has been learned, or it may mean discovering what will not work. As a result, employee behavior dramatically improved, and NUMMI — nearly over night in the business world — because the greatest success GM, and American auto manufacturers, ever saw.

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The real hurdle goes back to the concept of having an open mind and a willingness to learn and change. How to Change a Culture: Thanks again for discussing this, -AJ. All of this was just happening.

How to Change a Culture: Lessons From NUMMI

Sign in hummi, buy as a PDF or create an account. This is a universal method of learning. GM was dumbfounded… they instantly realized their way of thinking about production was wrong, and came back to NUMMI armed for success. The concept of learning from others and embracing change reminded me of NUMMI, which I learned about a while back in my education. All that was left was a change in culture for those who showed up for work at the new plant. As someone who was there at its launch and witnessed a striking story of phenomenal jow culture reinvention, I am often asked: The joint venture was a true exploration of the power of cultural influence, learning, and adaptation Shook, Photo retrieved from http: Instead of focusing on the mindset of everyone involved in the change, it is more effective to focus lessosn the actions of those involved in the change Shook, While this stopped production from continuing, the team was able to address the cgange right then and there, and after the problem was fixed, the lone restarted, the end result was a finished product at the end of the line FREE of problems, issues, and missing parts.


Apparently, is simple, but is very complex and difficult issue.

Learning for Change: the NUMMI Experience

That really is all there can be said on it. Leaders need to keep up with scientific, technological, economic, and industrial changes Moran et al, The answer may not be within the organization. So I decided ot read up on it.

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The Leading Question How can managers change the culture of their organization? In fact, according to Toyota manager John Shook in an MIT Sloan Management Review article, culture change was not the goal, but the natural by-product of how people were treated and a new […].

Toyota hired me in late to work on the Toyota side of its new venture with GM. Krafcik experienced the […]. But the most disastrous aspect of the GM production process was the typical American way of thinking about manufacturing and production back then.


The agreement with the United Auto Workers union was yet to be signed.

The key is removing the fear or reservation of looking at differences as opportunity. Shook explained that the NUMMI experience gave him a new nnummi of thinking from the general Western approach to organizational change Shook, Video retrieved from https: Very often, they were missing nuts, bolts, weld tacks, windows and windshields, tires, even engines!