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toyota

1 Aug

This week was my first back at school since Evie was born.  It’s been okay.  I’m taking a frontiers course (a 2-week course led by faculty experts) on patient safety and quality improvement.  The schedule is so reasonable (like 8:30-4), and I’m still struggling.  The one morning this week I was totally solo with the girls, I actually called the daycare from the train in order to make sure I had dropped both of them off, fearing the worst systems error (like what we dissecting in this class).

But it feels good to be learning around adults.  As we studied Toyota’s method for creating quality, I found its mission statement particularly encouraging.  It’s not to make best-selling cars; it’s to make the world a better place:

Toyota will lead the way to the future of mobility, enriching lives around the world with the safest and most responsible ways of moving people.

Through our commitment to quality, constant innovation and respect for the planet, we aim to exceed expectations and be rewarded with a smile.

We will meet our challenging goals by engaging the talent and passion of people, who believe there is always a better way.

This weekend we have a toddler who is very excited to go back to the beach!!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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