Monthly Archives: September 2011

What’s the Point of Planning?

NOTE: this article first appeared in January 2005.  It is freely available through the ASQ website.  What’s the Point of Planning? Bruce A. Waltuck November, 2005 Appeared in the Journal of Quality and Participation January 2006 What is the real … Continue reading

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Competitive Advantage: Can we self-organize our way back?

In a well-publicized recent report, the World Economic Forum had the United States slipping to fifth place in competitiveness.  You can read about the report at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44423519/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/t/us-falls-th-global-competitiveness-survey-shows/?GT1=43001 The article notes the slip is in part due to “declining faith in US … Continue reading

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The Right “Q” for Turbulent Times: the past, present & future of the quality movement

Do you know what your organization stands for?  When you see a question like that, it may call to mind an actual mission or vision statement.  For many, it suggests a sense of the core value or values that influence … Continue reading

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