Welcome to February, 2017 edition of Carnival of Quality Management Articles and Blogs.
We will commence our episode with a few articles on Quality in our daily life.
- How Do You Spend Your Time? What It Means To Maintain Quality Control On Your Life – Yvonne Doherty notes that any time spent being unhappy, dissatisfied or frustrated is time completely squandered. More importantly, this isn’t how life is meant to be.
- What are some great examples of using ‘lean’ principles and quality management in everyday life? – After having a look at some very telling illustrations of applicability of Lean and QM principles, how do we begin to apply Six Sigma for personal advancement? Click here for more: http://www.simplilearn.com/how-s…
- Application of Total Quality Management in the Classroom – This paper focuses on the application of Total Quality Management (TQM) to the effective teaching and learning of students in the classroom. Also, the paper identifies and uses of TQM principles to focus on the needs, expectations, experiences and problems of students and it illustrates the issue of feedback for the continuous improvement of teaching and learning of students by TQM which will foster lecturer-student interactions.
We will now turn to our regular sections:
I have picked up the question Using the 10:1 ratio rule and the 4:1 ratio rule from the section Ask The Experts, ASQ, for our current episode. The question deals with the field of confidence in the results of calibration employed in the metrological and statistical practices recommended for Measurement and Monitoring Equipment.
ASQ CEO, Bill Troy has presented Chris Moustakas ‘s guest article – Quality Management, Continuous Improvement, and Their Relation to the Golden Circle. Chris Quotes: “ In his famous Ted talk, Simon Sinek argues that if you look at the world through the simple concentric layers of why-how-what (the Golden Circle), and push yourself as close as possible to the center circle, “why,” you position yourself to be more of a visionary than a doer. “What” we do to accomplish a goal is tactical, bland, and uninspiring. “How” we set ourselves up to accomplish that goal is strategic and implies direction. “Why” we do what we do is the million-dollar question, and where true inspiration originates.”
The subject of Golden Circle is so engrossing that I plan to devote the rest of our present episode to a few more articles on the topic.
First things first. Let us look at Executive Summary: The Golden Circle with Simon Sinek by: Andy Partridge. When most organisations or people think, act or communicate they do so from the outside in, from WHAT to WHY. And for good reason – they go from the tangible to the intangible. We say WHAT we do, we sometimes say HOW we do it, but rarely say WHY we do WHAT we do….But not the inspired leaders and companies. Every single one of them, regardless of their size or industry thinks, acts and communicates from the inside out.
How Would Simon Sinek Use The Golden Circle Rules to Explain Account-Based Marketing? – Sangram Vajre proposes a similar model for B2B Marketing:
Intrapreneurship starts with a WHY – This is part of the series of posts talking about Ecosystem Design – We fancy a good revolution where there is not difference between a customer and a worker. The employees believe in our Why and because of this choose to work in the company, and the customer believes in our Why and choose to buy in our stores. One of our goals is to find customer who believe what we believe and work together so that we can all succeed.
“The Golden Circle of Innovation” – Though not focusing on the why, how and what, Crossan and Apaydin have generated an overview of all relevant theories on innovation, resulting in a framework for innovation, as depicted below….They mention two ‘dimensions of innovation’, both focusing on innovation itself and they mention several ‘determinants of innovation’, focusing on the way that innovation is accelerated and managed within organizations.
We now watch two of the latest ASQ TV episode:
- Using Quality Tools at Work and Home – Yvonne Howze describes how she successfully uses quality tools in her professional and personal life, often with amusing consequences.
- SR Offers Opportunities for Quality Professionals – “Sustainability is the goal,” says Andrea Hoffmeier in this ASQTV interview. Hoffmeier, explains how quality professionals can play a role in helping their organizations and clients reach the goal of sustainability through social responsibility. She also discusses how DMAIC can be adapted for the SR audiences.
- Sherlock Holmes and the Case of Quality Methods – Matthew Barsalou, Statistical Problem Resolution Master Black Belt at BorgWarner Turbo Systems Engineering GmbH, discusses Sherlock Holmes, hypotheses, and root cause.
- Becoming—and Remaining—An Engaged Company – Alyce Nelson, Executive Coach & Quality Principal, FAS. Inc., discusses how to keep staff engaged and how to keep from derailing organizational engagement.
Jim L. Smith’s Jim’s Gems for the month of January,2017:
Quality at the Source : QATS can produce dramatic quality improvements: In its purest form QATS defines that quality output is not only measured at the end of the production line but at every step of the manufacturing process and being the responsibility of each individual who contributes to the production of on-time delivery of a product or service…There are simple techniques for QATS to work effectively:
- No-fault forward
- Standardized work
- Prepare the most important resource
- Successive checks
Get In Sync : How do you reach the highest level of willingness, the level at which you boldly step forward? Bottom line, make sure you’re in sync by doing what really matters…to you.
I look forward to your active participation in enriching the blog carnival as we pursue our journey in exploring the happenings across quality management blogs…………
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