Living for your work or work that fits in with your life?

Living for your work or work that fits in with your life?

Balancing work, free time, family life, hobbies and one’s own natural sleeping rhythm is likely challenging for everyone. The traditional working hours from eight to four every weekday do not suit everyone, at least not during all stages of life, so it is refreshing...
Lean training – the school of continuous improvement

Lean training – the school of continuous improvement

Everyone at Murata has at least heard of Lean at some point, and for some of us it is a part of our everyday work. But what exactly is Lean? Perhaps a better approach would be to define what Lean isn’t. It is not a bunch of difficult terms that are fun to drop into...
Product development regardless of place?

Product development regardless of place?

I thought about the phrase in the title a great deal this spring when the coronavirus pandemic also forced our entire product development team to take up remote working over the course of just one weekend. Six months have now passed since that moment in March, and I...
Shaze, or Murata’s company philosophy, guides what we do

Shaze, or Murata’s company philosophy, guides what we do

Did you know that the operations of the entire global Murata corporation are guided by the Shaze, Murata’s own company philosophy? The Shaze was created by Murata’s owner Akira Murata in 1954, ten years after Murata was founded. A great economic crisis had just...