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The Road to Excellence – Demystified

The Road to Excellence – Demystified

At my seminars and workshops on Performance Excellence, the most frequently asked question is: What is the difference between Quality and Excellence? My long answer starts with a question to the participants: Who defines Quality? The response is typically: The Standards Organization. And they are […]

Japanese Dipsticks: How to Measure an Organization’s Quality Culture?

Japanese Dipsticks: How to Measure an Organization’s Quality Culture?

The Japanese assess an organization’s Quality Culture using a few dipsticks: They walk through your plant and make note of the visible inventory: incoming; in-process; finished goods They visit the workers toilets and make note of housekeeping practices They study the safety practices institutionalized in […]

How to Measure an Organization Culture?

How to Measure an Organization Culture?

In any organization, globally, 20 percent people do 80 percent of the work. That’s an axiom. They are the Stars who are competent and motivated. Further, in any organization, globally, 20 percent people are dinosaurs. They do zero work. They lack competencies and motivation. They […]

Mahatma Gandhi walked his talk

Mahatma Gandhi walked his talk

Organizations must have a mission. A mission that articulates the purpose of your existence. Mahatma Gandhi had a mission…… Improving the quality of life for Indian citizens. Organizations must have a vision.  A snapshot, authored by the leadership team, of what they collectively wish the […]

Prerequisites for a Rollout of Performance Excellence

Prerequisites for a Rollout of Performance Excellence

Much is happening in the business world. According to me, all management education requires a revisit. We need to migrate from incremental thinking to disruptive thinking. Because, only the fittest will survive. With two decades of IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award (IMC RBNQA) behind […]

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 […]