We are organized in vertical silos. These silos have names: Marketing; Operations; Finance; Purchasing; and so on. We belong to a specific silo. And business results are measured in terms of Profit. Over the years, silos build strong barriers of non-communication. Management schools, across the […]
Organizations must have meetings in order to perform. That’s an axiom. Most meetings are required for planning and review, top-down. Strategic. Tactical. Operational. Financial. Quality. Conducting a meeting is an art. If one is a pure left-brain thinker, it can be a waste of time […]
Performance Excellence – Are we addressing the needs of Customers, Employees, Society, Mother Earth?
At a recent Global Benchmarking Congress in Abu Dhabi, during the course of a panel discussion, I was asked about the status of Performance Excellence in India. I made the following observations: In India, Performance Excellence is pursued by aspiring organizations primarily for recognition. The […]
Demand > Supply Most organizations work in vertical silos. These silos have names: Purchasing, Operations, Finance, Marketing, and so on. Individual visiting cards cement the silo one belongs to. The silo also defines one’s career path in an organization. This approach to management can work […]
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 […]
How would an Annual Report look if we included the Cost Of Poor Quality (COPQ) as a distinct head? Would our banks like this disclosure? For their customers? And perhaps, themselves? It would certainly be embarrassing for the Managing Directors and/or the Boards of Directors […]