Enabling Bureaucracy: Efficiency at Toyota | University of Oxford

Enabling Bureaucracy: Efficiency at Toyota

Speaker
Professor Paul Adler
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 18:30
Venue
Saïd Business School
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Where the first lecture focused on ambidexterity and the associated governance challenges, the second will focus on efficiency. Professor Adler will show that the world-class efficiency that Toyota achieves in its automobile assembly plants depends on the company’s ability to give bureaucracy an “enabling” rather than “coercive” form. In this case too, we will see that implementation of the enabling bureaucracy principle both depends on and facilitates Toyota’s shift towards a socialist structure.