Toyota chief: refrain from using PowerPoint

Garr Reynolds reports on Toyota’s CEO Katsuaki Watanabe recent comments. Mr. Wantanbe wants his employees to minimize the use of PowerPoint. Or more precisely, minimize the ineffective (and common) use of PowerPoint. (Garr likes to call the Document-Slide combination slideuments).

In the context of a challenging economy and an atmosphere of reducing costs, what would you say of any business practice that (1) takes more time, (2) costs more money, and yet (3) appears to be less effective?

When you make presentations, do you create a stack of slideuments, or a stack of slides to go with a good presentation and informative handout?

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