Performance Excellence

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 […]

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 […]

Indian Craftsman. Our Differentiator.

In 1973, when India’s population was a little over half a billion, the Ford Foundation awarded a Second India assignment to Tata Economic Consultancy Services (TECS). Their projection was that by 2000 India’s population will double to one billion. The Second India assignment was personally […]

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 […]

Performance Excellence: Harness the Creativity Resident in your People

Old School of Thought Once upon a time (about a decade ago) only a few people in an organization were considered to be creative. Also, it was believed that breakthrough ideas were needed only in strategic business areas. As a practice, engineers were routinely brought […]

Seven Steps to Build a Quality Culture

The popular belief is that building a Quality Culture is a major exercise for an organization, or for that matter, government. I disagree. Building an organization-wide Quality Culture starts at the top. Now, that’s the hard part. Based on my interactions with the Tata Group, […]