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October 23, 2013

cooperative or competitive??

Today, No CBE class!!!

BUT......

this morning I went to Mindmapping workshop with Paul Roberts. He talked about mindmapping, which I think it is very useful for helping me in doing the PMA and dissertation. While he was talking about mindmapping, in my plan was starting to think of how to plan my PMA, I was thinking that what questions I need to set up in order to cover all answer the question in PMA. And then that time, there was a lot of things come up in my mind. After that, I also think of how I am going to find information, and the plan. I think it is really worked to do mindmapping.


Then after the workshop, I came back to searching for the information for our second seminar.

Why do business competitors sometimes co-operate to achieve a winning situation??????

.....so, WHY??

From my research, there are many articles talking about cooperative and competitive. Some people say that it is better for companies to be competitive, while some say it is better to be cooperative. However, if ask me, I would say that it is better to be cooperative...This is because no one would get lose, both side or everyone get benefit, so this means win- win situation. Both of them would be able to gain benefits, which could be in term of interests, sales, market share, and resource from another side.

Okay, I will end up my blog for today!! and will continue it tomorrow after the class,,, :)


first day of presentation!!

Yesterday, I forgot to write the blog,,, after long long day of presentation. From the presentation (yesterday), I have learnt many things from the Measurement of Result presentation and Organizational Learning. In the same topic, each group can understand and explain differently. This might be because we didnt get lectures about this topic before, like when we do in Bachelor Degree. When students take lecture, everyone seems to understand in the same way. However, study here is not the same. The students read and make understand by themselves, and try to share what they have learnt and experience within the team and among teams, which I think somehow it a good way of learning because the students could be able to think and gain new ideas from friends.

From the Measurement of results presention, I have gained more knowledge and understanding about Balanced Scorecard, EFQM, Deming's Theory, and Statistical Process Control (SPC). The SPC Model is quite new for me but after discussing with my members in the group, I think it is a very useful model that can be used in many business areas, especially in manufacturing field. Greame also explained us more about Noise and Signal in the process compareing with target.

Besides the Measurement of Result presentation, the Oraganizational Learning also gave me much much more knowkedge which I can use it to adpate in the real- like business. There is one group that provided us examples of Microsoft and Apples and applied them with OL theory. I think it was very useful and make me more understand, even at first its quite hard to get it. Also, the presentation also makes me more understand that OL is very critical for an organization due to it could directly be a part that improves and drives the company (enablers) to process and get the more improved result (indirectly).


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