‘’the good in the system harmonious thinking”
The book Eco-Bio-Diplomacy (t.n.), offers an insight in a multidimensional thinking of the political and economic space, from the simple unilateral and egocentric thinking of the individual or the group interest – yet, very spread, unfortunately – to “the good in the system” harmonious thinking.
The principles of this new way of thinking to the sustainable development – as a smart sustainable development (t.n.) – are synonymous with what we call today the KAIZEN spirit or Lean Thinking, or in other words, with the principles of continuous improvement management. Basically, we could describe the significance of the KAIZEN spirit as „what you are doing today, make it better than yesterday and how you are training yourself today, to become better tomorrow than today”.
Fortunately, this „Olympic approach” of philosophizing, on personal development, on business development, or on international relations development, exceeded the plan goal. Nowadays, it becomes a practical philosophy; its extension could be recognized all over the world, as a good practice in the eco-management performance.
An excellent example at the global level, in this respect, is offered by Toyota Company, one of the world leaders in the automotive industry. „Toyota Vision 2020” comprises the “Biotope Concept”, through which the profit and the business development must be realized only between the coordinates of the employees’ satisfaction increase, the “0” water, air, soil pollution in the factory environment. Moreover, they are conducting research studies, with biologists, experts in the restoration of the biotope (flora and fauna) in places where the factory existed, in order to get the level of the environment as it was 50 years before the factory establishment.
At the same time, in the Biotope Concept all the Toyota partners, employees, visitors are educated and they put into practice these rules. For instance, the Toyota employees’ children, starting from kindergarten, learn about the flora and the fauna of their habitat, how to protect them and each visitor is invited to plant a tree specific to their area.
We are glad that in Romania the KAIZEN practical and theoretical approach, as application to the eco-management, becomes a reality. There are Romanian companies with Romanian management and staff which address the business development through the losses reduction and their investments for development are designed also for the environmental protection and employees safety.
We assess the work of the authors as a significant step ahead for the education of the new generations of leaders, politicians, diplomats, managers and of the mentality of each citizen. These are the top necessary coordinates for the development of the management and for the future of the economy, all this must be continued… by facts!