The Japanese demonstrated excellence in manufacturing to become a powerful economy. Much of their success, I believe, can be attributed to their work ethic.
One of the tools used by the Japanese is called “5S”. We call it “5S” because the 5 Japanese words all start with what in English can be equated to the letter “S”.
The 5 words are: Seiri; Seiton; Seiso; Seiketsu and Shitsuke.