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Episode 14
Wise Decision Making Through Consensus
Raise the quality of decision making by thoroughly considering all options and implementing rapidly

This video is part 1 of 2 of the set:  Nemawashi – Rapid Implementation after Considering Many Options

Video Length:
30 min

Often design and other key decisions are made quickly and independently without considering all the possibilities, leading to a less than optimized situation.  Nemawashi is about making decisions slowly by consensus, thoroughly considering all options; and implementing rapidly.  This change in philosophy from how we typically make decisions should have an important impact on your business --not only in how your company makes decisions, but how you also make  personal decisions.  It’s not about making quick decisions; it’s about making wise decisions.


  • Introduction  (1:40 min)
  • Definition of nemawashi  (5:16 min)
  • Lessons from Saturn  (5:44 min)
  • Nemawashi and The Toyota Way  (1:34 min)
  • Thorough consideration in decision making  (1:32 min)
  • Broadly consider alternative solutions with a set-based approach  (8:30 min)
  • How nemawashi fits in with the A3 process  (4:15 min)
  • Closing thoughts  (0:56 min)

Target Audience

  • All management
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. "
– Albert Einstein