Best Practices

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 […]

Who is the hidden customer?

Who is the hidden customer?

Repost: This blog was originally posted on 30 September 2015 Quality is about delighting your customer. Delighting through product and service features that satisfy the customer; as well as that are delivered to the customer without deficiencies. But hold your breath. The definition of customer […]

BENCHMARKING: Uncovering Innovative Practices

BENCHMARKING: Uncovering Innovative Practices

Benchmarking is the search for industry best practices that lead to superior performance… Dr Robert Camp Benchmarking uncovers innovative practices that deliver superior performance. So the trigger is superior performance. Benchmark performance. Over 80% of managerial practices in any organization are generic. They deliver Results […]

OT to ICU Gurney Race

Lateral thinking, not a siloed approach, holds the key to the most creative solutions. This article appeared in Indian Management, October, 2017. ASEAN has extraordinary hospital facilities, in a few cities. Some could qualify as global benchmarks. The reputations of these hospitals are further reinforced […]

28 Years of Qimpro. Reset.

Qimpro is 28 years young. Over these years, in my experience, Quality perceptions have changed. Quality is no longer an inside-out subject. It is an outside-in subject. Outside, by definition, now includes customers, community, climate, and share holders. In addition, Excellence is no longer foreign […]