April 19, 2011

I think I have grown

I was re-reading a part of The New Economics (Deming, obviously!) for some project work, and I read something that made me think of a blog entry that I wrote a reeaaally long time ago. In fact, it was my first proper CBE entry... I invite you to check it out: http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/yanikjoshi/entry/and_so_it/

With all the talk of win-win environments we've had lately, it's particularly relevant, especially the comments section - feel free to comment on it if you like, it'd be fun to re-open that discussion. Reading back on what I thought at the beginning of this course, it made me realise just how far I have actually come in the last 6 months. It's quite astonishing actually! KBAM really did draw a lot of stuff together for me.


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  1. Yanik great blog thank you for reminding that to us. . . . . . . .

    I am thinking of it. Why Deming was established as the father of quality. In my eyes the problem with the application of quality is that organizations consider it as a must. This is why there are quality departments which “inspect” for defaults. However i strongly believe that quality is not inspections (which by the way i disagree if they add any value) but a philosophy of living. This is in my eyes what EXCELLENCE achieved. It tried to eliminate this misunderstanding. I think Deming as the father of EXCELLENCE.

    You say that you have changed. I can see that in my self. But isn’t that normal? I feel that i have integrated KAIZEN in my life. When i do something i always try to do it better than before. . . . We are MBE now.

    20 Apr 2011, 15:27

  2. Haha! That is really nice! Next time someone tells me he was the father of the quality, I will say, “No, he was the father of excellence”.

    I think I always tried to learn from my mistakes, it would be stupid not to. When I say I have changed though, I mean more with regard to my ideas. Back then, I was struggling with the concept of win-win – it just didn’t seem realistic. Now, after much of my own study, as well as other modules and class discussion, I understand the concept of it, that I couldn’t grasp before. So much so in fact, that my project, which is self-defined of course, is focusing on the idea of creating shared value through collaboration. This is in effect a 180 degree turnaround on my viewpoint, and I didn’t even realise it happened until I was reflecting back. Amazing!

    20 Apr 2011, 16:04

  3. Leadership’s quality interact with organization’s quality. Leader’s belief affects leadership’s quality. If it is a 180 degree turnaround , the object will do a slower movement. Is it good or bad ? ....
    simple is not simple, complex is simple; simple is simple, complex is still complex…..

    20 Apr 2011, 18:09

  4. So, Yanik you are performing a self-knowledge resource management, by managing your kowledge since the beginning of the course. At least both of you (+ Vaggelis) had heard of Deming before…. I hadn’t.. Hence, you can imagine my evolution in this area. I totally agree with you that KBAM made the picture of excellence clearer and I would like to add that chronically it is placed perfectly;just after all MBE modules are done. Do you think that KBAM would have the same impact on us if it was scheduled another day earlier in the course?

    21 Apr 2011, 17:48


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