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 […]
We are organized in vertical silos. These silos have names: Marketing; Operations; Finance; Purchasing; and so on. We belong to a specific silo. And business results are measured in terms of Profit. Over the years, silos build strong barriers of non-communication. Management schools, across the […]
Organizations must have meetings in order to perform. That’s an axiom. Most meetings are required for planning and review, top-down. Strategic. Tactical. Operational. Financial. Quality. Conducting a meeting is an art. If one is a pure left-brain thinker, it can be a waste of time […]
Performance Excellence – Are we addressing the needs of Customers, Employees, Society, Mother Earth?
At a recent Global Benchmarking Congress in Abu Dhabi, during the course of a panel discussion, I was asked about the status of Performance Excellence in India. I made the following observations: In India, Performance Excellence is pursued by aspiring organizations primarily for recognition. The […]
Demand > Supply Most organizations work in vertical silos. These silos have names: Purchasing, Operations, Finance, Marketing, and so on. Individual visiting cards cement the silo one belongs to. The silo also defines one’s career path in an organization. This approach to management can work […]
Benchmarking is the search for industry Best Practices that lead to Superior Performance – Dr Robert Camp A traditional approach to benchmarking involves catching up with our competitors; and acquiring information about our competitors through unreliable sources and means. With such an approach, our organization […]