Innovation

SMEs: Double your Profit without Capital Investment

SMEs: Double your Profit without Capital Investment

“How do you roll-out Quality Improvement in a SME?”. I have been asked this question at various platforms across the country. More recently, I was once again asked this question during the course of my webinar on Performance Excellence. This frequently asked question is undoubtedly […]

CREATIVITY: Crucifixion & Resurrection

CREATIVITY: Crucifixion & Resurrection

The most underemployed asset in any organization is the creativity resident in the people. In fact, right-brain creativity has become dormant in most employees. Why? Because in almost all organizations, the reward and recognition systems are very biased towards left-brain logical thinking. This needs correction. […]

NOT Ready. Fire. Aim…BUT Ready. Aim. Fire.

NOT Ready. Fire. Aim…BUT Ready. Aim. Fire.

In the 1960s the subject of Operations Research (OR) was centre stage at every Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur, Mumbai, Madras, Delhi, and Kanpur. Every B Tech student aspired to do his/her thesis in OR. A proficient OR thesis served as a visa to […]

Elections & Quality of Life

Elections & Quality of Life

Cost Of Poor Quality On Sunday, 10 March, 2019 the election dates were announced. One month to go. My mind is racing with hope, regardless of which political party gets elected to govern the nation. Hope keeps one alive. And I am hoping this blog […]

Benchmarking – Improvement on Steroids

Benchmarking – Improvement on Steroids

The Global Benchmarking Congress 2018 was held in Abu Dhabi, from 10 to 12 December. The Congress was organized by the Global Benchmarking Network (GBN), and attracted delegates from Asia, Australia, Europe and America. As an introduction, the GBN was founded in 1994 by Dr […]

30th QualTech Prize 2018: Recognizing Middle Level Managers

30th QualTech Prize 2018: Recognizing Middle Level Managers

What is the job of a manager? Answer: To solve chronic problems. What is a chronic problem? Answer: A problem that has been legitimized in the budget! So how do we unearth chronic problems? Answer: By proactively challenging the standards and budget. Once identified, how […]