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All Lean guys mean the objective of all operations should be green. So far green was recognised as a colour. Hitherto it has become a philosophy. Like look at elegant, which implies being graceful in appearance and behaviour. On the other hand Toyota’s working definition believes: “An elegant solution is one in which the optimal outcome is achieved with the minimal expenditure of effort and expense.”

An elegant solution should cater for Quality. First time every time, RIGHT
DIRFT is the Philip Crosby’s mantra.
Thareja modified it to DINRFT ( Do it now right First time).

It ain’t come without innovation.

Blogger Guy Kawasaki asks: What links elegance to innovation?

Simple is better. Elegant is better still (…) if it combines with innovation,
Great innovation requires understanding and appreciation
the concept of elegance as it relates to sophistication
solving important problems, with Quality tools and synergisation.

Toyota too practices for creativity: The 10 codes are:

1. Let Learning Lead
2. Learn to See
3. Design for Today
4. Think in Pictures
5. Capture the Intangible
6. Leverage the Limits
7. Master the Tension
8. Run the Numbers
9. Make Kaizen Mandatory
10. Keep it Lean

Innovation, like from the Toyota’s back benches,
to elegance, is well said and is full of meaning;

That Elegance, as I define is: Beauty with Brains,
albeit with fulfilment of all Functions and Aims,
befalling, along with Safety and allied constraints,
is however not inhibited in any ( of the ten) domains.

nevertheless, learning is – until the soul it touches!

© 2007, Priyavrat Thareja
Priyavrat Thareja January 25th, 2007 | 11:33 am

- Posted on October 19th, 2011 in Pages, Quality, Technical, Education, Engineering, Management, Poems | 3,503 Views |

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