• Japan Homes General System Meeting 2

      2020/04/24    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All I hope you are doing ok. We had another Japan Homes general system meeting this week. This time, we talked about Action plan which contains below 8 items. This is another Japan Homes work system that will help all the staff to improve and get better. Cheerful Greeting Nice & tidy Do basic Thank all advice Copy first Keep promise Think others All positive I believe people can understand most of these. In this article, I will focus on Top3 items. Cheerful greeting Cheerful greeting not only means you smile and say hello to your colleagues or everyone you meet. More importantly, it represents a positive attitude. We believe your attitude determines the state of the world you live in.   Nice & […]

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  • Japan Homes General System Meeting

      2020/04/17    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All As the lockdown continues, we had a good online meeting today. This is also a study meeting for new staff to understand our company policy and to increase their levels of skill and knowledge. Company director Mickey introduced 5S principle, which is also known as Toyota system Workplace Golden Rule. 1. Sort out Remove unnecessary items from each area 2. Straighten (set in order) Organize and identify storage for efficient use 3. Scrub (clean) Clean and inspect each area regularly 4. Standardize Incorporate 5S into standard operating procedures 5. Sustain and continuously improvement Assign responsibility, track progress, and continue the cycle   5S is important for everyone and will save big time and cost if everyone can follow this principle.   Another Japanese […]

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  • Japan Homes Bathroom Plans

      2020/04/14    Interior Design インテリアデザイン, The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi there During the lockdown period, all Japan Homes team members are working at home. This is a good time for us to have online meetings and discuss how we can improve the way we work. For those who are familiar with Japan Homes may already know, we will provide bathroom plans for each project. We believe the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house, a fully functional and beautiful bathroom can greatly improve your home’s overall appeal and value. The main propose of the bath plan is to show the clients about bathroom items( vanity, shower box ext)location so that clients will have a clear picture of what the bathroom will be. Also, the bath plans help subcontractors to understand […]

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  • How clients feel about Japan Homes

      2020/04/07    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi  All In the past few years, Japan Homes has built many houses for Auckland families. Please have a look at the below video from our clients,  we have built a well-designed and functional house for this lovely couple last year. Watch this video on YouTube Clients shared their experience with Japan Homes in this video, we are so pleased to hear from clients that they are satisfied with the design and building quality. Also, They were impressed by the hardworking attitude of Japan Homes. We always try to make customers feel welcome and valued. And be honesty to customers throughout the whole project. Happy client, Happy us! Thanks for reading, take care.

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  • Kaizen-Japan Homes Company Culture

      2020/04/02    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり, What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All Hope you are safe and sound. Today is day 8 of the COVID-19 lockdown and all of Japan Homes members are working at home. I will introduce kaizen, also known as Continuous Improvement system, which has been one of the key points of Japan Homes company culture. Normally Kaizen approach can use the PDCA Cycle- Plan Do Check Act.  These are the four steps you should take to improve yourself in the Kaizen way.   Plan At this stage, people will start to plan what needs to be improved. Identify the problem and Identify needs and opportunities come up with possible solutions Set expectations Define your basic plan to meet the needs Do Once the plan is decided, it is time to take action. […]

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  • Happy New Year 2020 PLANS!!!!!

      2020/01/14    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Happy New Year 2020 Hi All, The forecasts of the growth in the rate of home building activity is rapidly growing especially in Auckland. Japan Homes now have projects on-board all-over Auckland with more to engage in this coming 2020!! National Construction Pipeline Report expected 96,000 dwellings to be consented in Auckland within the next 6 years and it is expected to hit the record at 37,000(annual)by 2026. The serious housing shortage should be reducing gradually in a pace of 14,000 homes built every year. The construction labour also has a big shortage at the moment and we need more people getting into this sector, especially those who is to be trade-qualified. Japan Homes is offering an opportunity for interns to provide a high level […]

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  • Site Life Line Plan 18/08/2019

      2019/08/18    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    HI All,   Before we start construction of new building we prepare a site life line plan that show how we set up the site. (Example of Life Line Plan) If we do not make this type of plan the site can be chaos and it sometimes cause a delay in the construction schedule because we may repeatedly need to spend time to tidy and organise the site. For example, if we one of our subs leaves their construction materials (e.g. tiles) in a place where another contractor (e.g. painter) needs to park their car, we will need to move the materials to create the space for carpark, causing a delay in the schedule because the painter cannot begin their work. (Example of Life Line […]

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  • 3 Types Of Kaizen 11/08/2019

      2019/08/11    The Way We Work 仕事のこだわり

    Hi all,   I have recently realised that there are 3 types of Kaizen (improvement). (日本語訳下にあります)   Namely, Kaizan that  Saves time Simplifies work Makes work more enjoyable   Examples of these Kaizen are: Time saving: utilize IT, make template of documentation, eliminate unnecessary work (Muda), etc. Simplifying work: Review work procedures, arrange necessary meetings, review material purchase system and costs, etc. Enjoyable work: Provide New business ideas, provide impressive options for our design and construction proposals, etc.   As a result, we can expect to have benefits including: Reduce stress, have more free time, easy to understand what to do, improve gross margin, improve Kaizen performance, increase sales contract rate, reduce operating expenses and increase imagination. At the same time we check the performance […]

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