The Resource Insightful quality : beyond continuous improvement, Victor Sower and Frank Fair, (ebook)

Insightful quality : beyond continuous improvement, Victor Sower and Frank Fair, (ebook)

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Insightful quality : beyond continuous improvement
Title
Insightful quality
Title remainder
beyond continuous improvement
Statement of responsibility
Victor Sower and Frank Fair
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Warren Bennis said that management is about doing things right while leadership is about doing the right things. Of course organizations need both good management and good leadership--they need to do the right things right, but Bennis contended that modern organizations are often under-led and over-managed. It is organizational leadership that is essential to attaining and maintaining market leadership over time, and accomplishing this cannot be done with simple solutions or silver bullets. Continuous improvement--optimizing processes, reducing costs, eliminating defects--is about doing things right and is vital to an organization's success. But incremental improvement alone will not assure the long-term success of the organization. Being the low-cost producer of the world's best 1960s era slide rule will not enable a company to compete in today's electronic calculator, tablet computer, and PC world. The world's best floppy disk cannot compete with today's low end USB flash drives--and new ferroelectric material-based memory devices currently under development promise to render flash drive technology obsolete. Today's consumers are not interested in purchasing slide rules and floppy disks even if they are inexpensive and 100% defect-free. Those are products of an obsolete paradigm, and in many cases the companies that produced them are no longer in existence
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Also available in print.
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MiAaPQ
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Sower, Victor E
Dewey number
658.406
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.8
LC item number
.S685 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • abstracts summaries
  • bibliography
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  • Fair, Frank
  • NC Live eBook Central
Series statement
Supply and operations management collection,
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  • Organizational change
  • Leadership
  • Strategic planning
Target audience
specialized
Label
Insightful quality : beyond continuous improvement, Victor Sower and Frank Fair, (ebook)
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https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=922364
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Part of: 2012 digital library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-117) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of tables -- List of figures -- List of examples -- Abbreviations and acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Why continuous incremental improvement is not sufficient for organizational success -- 3. Insight -- 4. The insightful organization -- 5. Insightful ways of thinking for managers -- 6. Insightful use of existing tools -- Notes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 electronic text (xviii, 121 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781606492918
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
10.4128/9781606492918
Other physical details
digital file.
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • EBC922364
  • (OCoLC)794328878
  • (CaBNVSL)swl00400717
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC922364
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL922364
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10563946
  • (CaONFJC)MIL420552
  • (OCoLC)875268686
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Insightful quality : beyond continuous improvement, Victor Sower and Frank Fair, (ebook)
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/cmlibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=922364
Publication
Note
Part of: 2012 digital library
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 107-117) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of tables -- List of figures -- List of examples -- Abbreviations and acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Why continuous incremental improvement is not sufficient for organizational success -- 3. Insight -- 4. The insightful organization -- 5. Insightful ways of thinking for managers -- 6. Insightful use of existing tools -- Notes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 electronic text (xviii, 121 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781606492918
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other control number
10.4128/9781606492918
Other physical details
digital file.
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBC922364
  • (OCoLC)794328878
  • (CaBNVSL)swl00400717
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC922364
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL922364
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10563946
  • (CaONFJC)MIL420552
  • (OCoLC)875268686
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader

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