Culture will eat your strategy, intelligent manufacturing is inseparable from cultural construction


Culture will eat your strategy, intelligent manufacturing is inseparable from cultural construction

Last Sunday, AII held a technical salon to discuss the Industrial internet at Shanghai Unicom Building, and it was also a reader meeting for Zhao Min and Zhu Duoxian, the two authors of Wit. During the meeting, Mr. Guo and Xu Ping of Waigaoqiao Group Teachers have all expressed their insights. Teacher Xu Ping talked about various topics in the implementation of intelligent manufacturing, which are also close to our problems in reality, such as: attaching importance to hardware and ignoring software, cultural issues of eagerness for quick success, and later in the evening. Mr. Zhao Min talked about many cultural issues that are difficult to advance in the hot Internet era. In the past, he always focused on technology. Later, he found that intelligent manufacturing must be closely integrated with lean operations, and advanced management must be ensured to straighten out the logical relationship in production. , in order to analyze the data flow based on the value flow, and later found that “culture” in reality is also an obstacle for us to promote intelligent manufacturing. This culture includes the lack of craftsman culture, the lack of innovation culture, and the lack of technology that is almost impossible to implement due to ideas— Coping with errands, including bureaucratic behavior, drains inner strength.

Rules of Behavior in Complex Systems

On Saturday, I listened to Fan Deng’s reading club, an interesting book “Complex”. This book talks about strategies in complex systems. Several natural scenes mentioned in this book are very interesting, including the ant colony’s The emergence of crowd intelligence, and the opening and closing strategies of stomata in photosynthesis, including the formation of sardines under attack by sharks, has a simple strategy:

1. Keep the same distance as possible from the front, back, left and right sardines;

2. Bring the sardines in the back;

This strategy for sardines can be used to find food, protect young sardines, and resist ocean currents, but the inspiration for us is that the operation of the original complex system requires only simple rules.

In the advancement of intelligent manufacturing, this kind of “rule” is the embodiment of the power of culture – synergy, which must be reflected in the synergy. If everyone’s opinions are inconsistent and their thoughts are not unified, then it is impossible to form a synergistic force to promote the development of the business. With their own ideas and their own practices, they cannot form a unified force. Just like standards and norms, they are different from each other. Obviously, they cannot form information interaction and improve efficiency.

Culture will eat your strategy

The so-called culture, that is, a long-term behavioral habit, or value, code of conduct in an organization, culture is not empty, it is implemented into daily behavior, remember that when we were in the elevator industry, the concept of OTIS was ” My elevator is with your building” Therefore, OTIS elevator design emphasizes safety and reliability, and Mitsubishi elevator’s concept is “enjoyment of up and down” – so the Mitsubishi elevator design idea is to emphasize comfort. At that time, I was a safety officer in Xizi Otis, performing FPA (Fatal Accident Prevention Review) from UTC. At that time, during the training, there were always on-site installers asking if this was safe? Is that safe? However, these issues are not mentioned in the security rules, so we will give a criterion:

(1) Do you already have two or more safety protection measures?

(2) You must trust the rules, not the people; just like you work in the elevator shaft, you should follow the rules and lock the electric cabinet, and you should not trust your colleague not to start the elevator – if he thinks you have exited the shaft Did the road come out?

Culture is such a rule – for a group, there is a unified criterion for judging, when we need to make a choice, what do we choose? Because we encounter choices every day, and everyone needs to make decisions in the face of multiple issues such as compliance with rules and flexibility, ethics and interests, organizations and individuals, so what are our choices?

Culture is the rules and standards for organizing unified actions within such a complex group. It is based on the company’s values. Can these be truly implemented into everyone’s behavior? Implemented in product design? implemented in action.

Management guru Peter Drucker once summed it up in a very interesting passage:“For culture, strategy is breakfast, technology is lunch, and product is dinner. Culture eats everything else in the back.”

Without a unified thought and action, an enterprise cannot actually achieve development and cannot form a joint force, because everyone has different ideas, which will make the power diverge, and our industry is also the same, lacking an excellent cultural soil, Then it is impossible to cultivate the order of the healthy development of the industry and the overall progress.

Craftsmanship in Smart Manufacturing

In the various manufacturing occasions we have encountered, we find that everyone emphasizes the spirit of craftsmanship, but it seems that most of the time we do not understand what the spirit of craftsmanship is? It is very interesting that I once read a book “Craftsman Spirit” written by Toshiki Akiyama in Japan. In this book, the author mentioned “filial piety” as the benchmark of his craftsman spirit, because a person must be filial to his parents, and then he will work hard to make the spirit of the craftsman. Parents are honored among friends, and through a series of organizational behaviors and designs centered on “filial piety”, Akiyama Rihui has made his wood workshop the ultimate in excellence.

In countries with relatively developed manufacturing industries, in fact, Japan is the most interesting. Japanese entrepreneurs include the management of many companies. You will feel the influence of Oriental culture (the East is China), including Confucianism and Buddhist culture. The management and guidance of the family have a great influence, and as a relatively practical and easy-to-understand Buddhist sect, Zen Buddhism not only developed well in the Southern and Northern Dynasties, Sui and Tang Dynasties, but also got a very big reservation in Japan. Concentration comes from keeping precepts, forbearance, meditation, diligence, and prajna, which are more vividly reflected in their corporate culture.

Both Chinese and Western cultures have their own advantages and disadvantages. We must learn the science and rigor of Western culture, and we also need to learn the overall situation of Eastern philosophy and the cultivation that directly points to the heart, because technology has brought about improved efficiency. However, traditional Confucianism/Buddhism preaches “developing one’s heart”, and Mr. Yang Ming talks about “strengthening conscience”. These are also the spirit of “self-interest and altruism”. Only this spirit can ensure harmony and consistency. Become “quick for quick success” and earn “quick money”.

I remember a reporter friend talking about various chaos in the industry some time ago, including cheating of subsidies, emphasizing hardware rather than software, lack of effective mechanism for talent training, etc. The friend asked me, “What should I do? “. I answered her, “Actually, everyone understands how to do it. Industrial policy makers understand it, education managers understand it, and business operators understand it.” How to innovate product design and effectively plan the development path of the industry and the company itself, but as Major Frank said in the movie “Smell the Fragrance and Know a Woman”, “Whenever at the crossroads of life, I know how to go. I never go because it’s so fucking hard”, yeah, no one wants to go the right way, because everyone knows it’s so hard, it’s not that they don’t know where the road is, they just don’t want to go Go, and Khenpo Shiarongpo said in his “Seeing the World Through Dharma”:Buddhism is a path, it depends on whether you walk or not“In fact, for the same reason, we all know what the right path is, it’s up to us to take it or not.

Which cultures do we need to get rid of?

To promote the development of intelligent manufacturing, we must remove the bad cultural atmosphere

almost culture

Mr. Hu Shi once wrote the article “Mr. Almost” in his time. This article describes the “almost” culture that is ubiquitous in our lives. For intelligent manufacturing/industrial Internet, we are walking on the road of technological development. Then this kind of thinking is impossible. I remember the doctor who gave me acupuncture and moxibustion said why our medical research is not as good as that of Europe and the United States. In fact, our population and hospital load allow us to have enough cases to conduct research compared to foreign countries. Due to the “collected data” for dealing with errands, the experimental process that is almost on the line makes our research unconvincing and cannot be compared with rigorous Western researchers.

Almost culture is the most common and difficult to cure. When promoting intelligent manufacturing, if we still have this kind of culture, then obviously it will not be able to progress smoothly. In the lean link, we cannot treat the production process with an attitude of excellence. If the factors of energy consumption and time can be effectively modeled and analyzed, then it is impossible to know how to collect data… When the basic “accurate” thinking is not there, all the latter is meaningless.

bureaucratic culture

The distinguishing feature of bureaucratic culture is that it “thinks only from above” or “obeys authority” as it sounds good, while disregarding facts and correct logic, bureaucratic culture is also manifested in rigid procedures and flexible relationships. This style is more obvious in state-owned enterprises. Not from the customer, but from the leadership will. This kind of style that cannot act according to correct logic will definitely make the company unable to correctly judge the direction and act accurately, and the various internal forces are not in one direction, which also makes the team lack the cohesion of strength as a whole, just like defenders and goalkeepers when playing football Counting on each other may be seized by the opposing forward.

cottage culture

If we do not pay attention to intellectual property rights, we will not be able to develop our own industry. In the past, we always competed at low prices, but this day seems to be difficult in the future, because the country is more and more strict in this regard, omitting R&D verification through plagiarism In the digital age, this will become more difficult. The digital age actually makes Know-How more packaged in the form of software, and the process becomes more complex. It has reached a stage where it is difficult to copy as easily as in the past. Not only mechanical, but also Control, process, and materials are all packaged in the form of software, including processes, services, etc., are all realized in a more digital form. The previous era when geometric surveying and mapping could copy one machine and production line will also pass, and another. On the one hand, with the country’s commitment to intellectual property protection and the increasing emphasis on it, and the improvement of laws and regulations, it becomes more difficult to achieve success through the idea of ​​​​copycat.

We need cultural advancement, not technology

In fact, whether promoting intelligent manufacturing or industrial Internet, artificial intelligence, these popular concepts and corresponding technologies are not the key to the problem, and if we do not have cultural changes and no unified action rules, we will be in disorder. It consumes its own funds, strength, and time, and cannot achieve efficient development.

innovative culture

Pay attention to innovation, pay attention to process improvement and optimization in manufacturing, and use the spirit of craftsmen to carve products, carve processes, and carve management operations. Only then can you find new methods, tools, and technologies in the continuous carving process. Only then do you realize that you need Digital design requires intelligent manufacturing, not to obtain subsidies, nor to make others feel that they are ahead of the curve. Only this kind of carving is the real driving force of intelligent manufacturing, and only the technological innovation generated by such demand can truly Significant.

engineer culture

Pay attention to engineers and the cultivation of talents. Don’t pay attention to talents in the “Ye Gonghaolong” style, and put emphasis on talents in words, but really establish an effective engineer training system, industry-university cooperation, so that universities can be closer to the industry, so that talents can truly Only through efficient training can we give full play to the advantages of our high-quality talents, encourage innovation, encourage critical thinking, and focus on the training of engineers’ abilities. Rigorous and pragmatic.

Culture has many forms, and to truly promote intelligent manufacturing, there must be an environment and atmosphere that pursues truth, tells the truth, and tells the truth, and avoids the atmosphere of falsehood.

Not only the industry, but also the enterprise, including everyone, must take action in order for the industry to enter a healthy development.

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