Edward Deming is known as the father of the quality movement. TQM became a fixeture of many industrial and non-industrial companies. Yet, according to studies two thirds of companies consider that TQM hasn’t met their … Continue reading Deming, Total Quality, and the Fundamental Respect for People
With many CEOs running their businesses into bankruptcy by making questionable business decisions and indulging in ego-driven excesses, the CEO of Japan Airlines proves that Americans can learn something from others. Just as Japanese business … Continue reading Japan Airlines CEO has no ego, says CBS (2min 20sec)
Bureaucracy barrier to innovation CITY A.M. 23 JUNE 2011 Three quarters of business executives think bureaucracy within organisations is the biggest barrier to innovation, according to a survey by London Business School. When polled, 77 … Continue reading 77% of business executives: organizational bureaucracy—biggest barrier to innovation
Self-Management and the Holy Grail by Paul Green We like this Paul Green’s article he published in Morning Star Self-Management Institute’s Synaptein newsletter (Winter 2011). Here are few excerpts: Competitive advantage is generally defined as … Continue reading The Self-Management Institute says freedom constitutes the lasting competitive advantage
Free organic food, massage, haircut, even concierge… and still leaving We are hearing alarming news from Google. There seems to be a mass exodus and googlers are dropping like flies. And when they organize a … Continue reading Google and SAS: Are well treated employees happy?
What happened to Google’s management model We were always doubtful about Google’s claims to be a company based on freedom and responsibility of everyone. Because of this doubt we didn’t go to observe it (though … Continue reading Was Google a Freedom Inc?
Bureaucracies and icicles lead to victims by Isaac Getz During this December 2010, the municipality of Saint Petersburg has been facing two challenges— both of natural causes. The first has been the nature of the … Continue reading Harsh winter and the law of unintended consequences
A Physicist Solves the City by Johan Lehrer DECEMBER 17, 2010 Earlier, we wrote that 99 percent of large US firms do not survive for 40 years without having been either bankrupt or acquired as … Continue reading A Physicist Solves the Fleeting Life of Businesses
A book and a company who make businesses relaxed and happy This is a very short 70-page book. But it tells a journey traveled by an unbelieving businessman from an outright stress to an ultimate … Continue reading Summer musings: How to really relax on holidays — and after
How to Liberate the NHS By Isaac Getz JULY 16, 2010 Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s NHS reform, announced this week, is the biggest decentralization of decision making ever undertaken in any organization. The idea of … Continue reading WSJ op-ed on the UK National Health System