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How can you delight employees, society and mother earth?

How can you delight employees, society and mother earth?

The most actionable definition of Quality is ‘Fitness for Use’. Such Quality can result in more than customer satisfaction  …. something similar to customer ecstasy / delight. It should earn a “WOW” from your customers! Customer delight happens when we offer the right product / […]

Death of WIN-LOSE Competition

Death of WIN-LOSE Competition

We are living under the tyranny of the current vertical style of management. I call this silo management. Silo management breeds Costs Of Poor Quality (COPQ). A collection of avoidable waste, rework and other inefficiencies. Unfortunately, this phantom is legitimized in our budgets. In India, […]

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 […]

ALARM – Is the Economy ready for Smart Cars?

ALARM – Is the Economy ready for Smart Cars?

A couple of weeks back I was in conversation with a friend who is a Researcher at the head office of Microsoft in Seattle. During the course of our chat, I learned that the current research at Microsoft was aimed at Smart Cities and Smart […]

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 […]

Shrink the Mountains of Waste

We are a rich nation. We can afford waste…. Mountains of waste. This waste is created by governments, organizations, institutions, households and individuals. In this prioritized order. Let’s focus on organizations – manufacturing and services. The waste generated by these organizations is typically one-third their […]