Nemawashi


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Nemawashi

The informal process of gathering support for a major change before any formal actions are taken. Nemawashi may involve formulation of ideas, identification of potential problems, and/or discussions with colleagues. The term originated and is used most frequently in Japan, but the concept is universal.
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Nemawashi is a Japanese word for the informal process of quietly laying the foundation for a proposed change or project by talking to the people involved, gathering support and feedback, etc.
Problem resolution with all group members is nemawashi, literally "going around the roots", as in "preparing the groundwork".
Then there is nemawashi, which involves leading from all levels of the organization, making sure you are getting the proper information and participation to help form better ideas that are successfully adopted.
Nemawashi in Japanese means an informal process of quietly laying the foundation for some proposed change or projects by talking to the people concerned, gathering support and feedback and so forth.
Japanese style of decision making known as nemawashi (112)--ensures in a
Nemawashi significa en japones "cavar alrededor de la raiz de un arbol" antes de transplantarlo y, por extension, denota el trabajo de base necesario para lograr un objetivo.
Liker (2004) enfatiza quatorze principios por ele organizados sobre o modo Toyota de gerenciar; dentre os quais, quatro indiretamente se relacionam a forma de decidir na empresa: prioridade na tomada de decisoes de longo prazo, com base em valores para a empresa, os clientes e a sociedade; a tarefa basica do gestor em obter dados da realidade, indo ao local e vendo com seus proprios olhos a situacao; tomar decisoes sem pressa e por consenso, considerando todas as opinioes, dentro de um processo de discussao chamado nemawashi, para, depois, implantar a decisao rapidamente; e, o quarto principio, o aprendizado constante atraves da reflexao sobre os fatos e sua aplicacao na resolucao de problemas e melhoria constante.
Nemawashi is the foundation-laying process of gathering feedback and support from those who will be affected by a proposed change.
Japanese organizations practice nemawashi which is the process of preparing others through persuasion and sharing of information for a decision-making process.
But Suzuki did not have time to do his full nemawashi, his courtesy calls, followed by detailed communications up and down the corporate tree at Tepco.
The ringisho's author uses the process of nemawashi to prepare the groundwork for the ringisho's approval.
As their corporations spread across the globe, they still adhered to their methods wherever they went and Kanban, ringi, nemawashi, and so on became common in management parlance and entered practice in the west.