Articles

Quality needs no Passport

Quality needs no Passport

This article appeared in ‘Quality India’ magazine (A QCI publication), July-September 2018. This is truly a Quality Fable. It is a story I have fabricated using a little bit of this; and a little bit of that. During the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Arab members of […]

Back to Basics – Quality Strategy for Financial Results

Back to Basics – Quality Strategy for Financial Results

This article appeared in Business India, 28 January – 10 February 2019 Over the past two decades, numerous organisations have claimed that they have adopted best practices, leading to performance excellence. This seems the fashionable trend. As we all know, globally, ‘performance excellence’ best practices […]

Building a Quality Culture – It needs no passport

Building a Quality Culture – It needs no passport

This article appeared in Business India, October 22 – November 4, 2018. Quality is defined by our customers, in terms of perceptions and expectations. People make quality happen, when they are empowered. The prerequisite for empowerment is capable processes. In turn, the prerequisite for designing […]

Empathetic Listening

Empathetic Listening

Dignity to Prisoners This article appeared in Business India, September 10-23, 2018. Customers are the reason our organizations exist. The hard reality is that customers pay our salaries. When demand is greater than supply, the customer is easily forgotten. We are reactive to customer complaints. […]

Amoebic Works of Art

Amoebic Works of Art

Pot holes in Mumbai: A Quality Perspective This article appeared in Business India, August 13-26, 2018. PROBLEM DEFINITION At a recent Mumbai First governing board meeting, I was pronounced “guilty” for not improving the Quality of pot holes in Mumbai! I sheepishly smiled. The board […]

Customer rebellion

Customer rebellion

Mother Earth is the ultimate customer This article appeared in Business India, July 16-29, 2018. The industrial system – what we make, buy, and use – sits within a larger system of nature. This industrial system includes, amongst others, a wide range of products such […]