Interview with Masaaki Imai on Taiichi Ohno
"What was he like to converse with?
He didn't say much. Actually, he much preferred to listen...
When you introduce Kaizen, the workers are the most grateful recipients of this improvement. They find that because of the various standardized work introduced - because things become much more regimented and well managed - they can carry on with their work without any surprises. And the result is a much more satisfying job. Workers are the greatest recipients of Kaizen work."