Taylorism vs. Toyota – Managers with Stopwatches vs. Respect for People

Category Archives: Burnout

In their recent Perspective piece in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled “Medical Taylorism”, Drs. Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman make a fundamental attribution error. They equate Lean as practiced according to the principles of the Toyota Production System that empowers workers to solve problems, with the approach used by Frederick Taylor over 100… Continue Reading

Did you see this recent post on MedPage Today? “Burnout: Is Medical School the Staging Area? Burnout prevention starts in medical school” If not, you can find it here. The article describes important new work at the University of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine to improve medical student resilience. It’s great to see medical schools… Continue Reading

How many “little” problems do you put up with each day simply because it’s easier to put up with them than to try to fix them? You know what I’m talking about. The form that was not correctly filled out, the supplies that are not where they should be, the pen that runs out of… Continue Reading