• Companies lacking the understanding that business is people period everything else comes after. Employees who feel valued are what separates a great company from mediocre companies. • Lack of communication between company departments. Too many projects fall behind or fail due to the lack of communication between departments. It is the job of upper management to prevent that from happening. You do that by getting out of the damn office and visiting the departments. • Lack of
Alpha company approached DMI to cnc router cut blanks for a special project that they were staring. They would provide material, and the cnc cutting files and DMI would provide cutting time. This was a perfect arrangement for both companies.
Having a very high standard for DMI, and the parts that we produce, I could see that the provided cut files were not cutting parts to our high standard. Alpha company, as standard procedure in their facility, had people taking the piece
I spend my spare time studying all things business, of particular interest is the implementation of the various quality and productivity systems such as Lean, 5S, Six Sigma, Kaizen, ISO etc. My observation is as follows bad company culture matters, and a great company culture matters. Neither culture is permanent; the bad is improvable, and the good can be dragged down. How does that relate to quality and productivity systems? An understanding of how the new system fits into
I just started a new Tom Peters audiobook, The Excellence Divide. In reading the reviews of the book, a reviewer complained that Tom Peters offered nothing new over what he has provided over the past forty years. I suggest to the reviewer that the basic framework for excellence in business has not changed over time. There are different approaches but no short cuts.
Excellence in business takes effort, and as Tom Peters has been hammering this issue for forty years, it start
Why being the larger company has little to do with problem-solving. In both examples, DMI is the much smaller company with employee levels numbering less than ten, and the two companies mentioned each having employee levels in the several hundred. The difference being in the diversity of experience brought to the table by DMI.
In the 1990's DMI was producing small cabinets and assemblies for AC, a general aviation aircraft interiors company. AC had won the interiors contrac
MY BUSINESS MUSE
My reflections gathered through reading, listening, personal work experience and observation
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.