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March 07, 2011

Some thought on RDM and responsibility

Writing about Journey carries onů time to make decisions and are we really so bad? from Jan's blog

First of all i would like to say congrats to prof. Jones who created that module. Also, as far as i know Paul helped so he deserves congrats as well. It is awesome and definitely meets the expectations of MBE (which are very high). . . . .

This blog is based to Ian¢s blog who introduce a really good topic. . . I was frustrated about the video as well. Come on some people took a decision that caused the life of the crew. I really would like to know how they are feeling about that.

So i would like to built on that and go a step further. What about if a company has to take a decision regarding a production strategy? The one alternative pays more money but cause problems in the society (i.e. environmental). The other alternative pays back less money but it doesn¢t cause so many problems. . . . Which is the right decision? Think of the same when you have two alternatives that the one may damage your profits. Well, it depends on your goals.

What i am trying to say and what i expect to see tomorrow, where we will be introduced to system type 2, is that how the not visible figures affect our decision. So for example, you think of introducing and the visible data says you that it will not be profitable. However, if we include customer satisfaction from the fact that you introduce something new different from the competition the data may say that it will be profitable in long term. How this can be taken into consideration? How we measure these types of figures. Are there estimations? Or we will never know? In my opinion this is the problem of all the financial people and economist out there. They really do not count those figures. . . . . . . . .

I am just looking forward for tomorrow....................


October 30, 2010

After the class…

After the class…

We got such a lot of thought this week that I feel tired. Today we have finished the lectures and our dear (president) has arranged a meeting on Varsity. We were a lot of people there talking about our experiences from that week and a lot of other things.

What came to a surprise for me was that a member of my team hugged me and called me friend. To be clear I feel him as friend too. The problem is that during the models we were fighting all the time about the answers. Our views were so different that our nicknames were Deming boy for me and Drucker boy for him. He was always focused on the results while I was focused on the processes. Despite that there was that fight between theory and practice we still consider each other friend…..

Through all that Paul came to my mind. Have you thought that he never answered to our thoughts with “no”. Even if he disagreed, he was telling “ok, yes but…..” There is no wrong and no right in that world. Wrong and right must be considered under subjectivity.

I think that in that case Paul displayed us what Deming said:

“Be a good listener but never compromise”

If we understand that the other has the right to have his opinion, like in our team with me and the other member, we will create a better world where arguing will not me a reason for fight but for improvement. There will be no competitiveness but only collaboration……

PS: I want to thank me team, all the other colleagues, and of course Paul for that week-journey….

Also I would like to say that we have to think a little bit the people on Indonesia that are under difficult conditions now. Our thoughts and our love is with them…….


October 06, 2010

First day at MBE

Today (6-10-2010) was the first day at WMG, and more precisely at MBE's induction course. Every student looked terrified, but I think that this is normal. Always the “new” scares people, simply because it is new. The point is that after Paul¢s induction lecture I realized that we have to see this year as an added value procedure. We must try to become better through that year. It is like that we are in stairs and every step guides as up and up until finally we reach the top (if we can say that there is top in knowledge, personally I believe that there isn't)……… So, my advice is to learn through entertainment in order to climb our “life's stairs”……!!!! Good luck to everyone……….

P.S: This one year Journey has only just begun...................


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