Service improvement for pragmatic people. Ideas, tools and techniques to improve your service operation.
The Squawk Point is all about service operations and our ability to make things far more complicated than they really need to be.
Running an operation should be as easy as finding out what your customers want, then giving it to them. Nothing more or less.
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The population of India is well over 1.2 billion people. Second only to China in size. Roughly a quarter of that population can’t read or write. Or, depending on who, how and when you count, there are something like 300 million illiterate people in India. This is a problem that is worth fixing. But how? Teaching 300 million […]
Conventional management wisdom: You can have quality or quantity but you can’t have both. Bang ‘em out quick Sod the quality, feel the width Cost, quality, speed ~ pick any 2 Even the Romans knew this was the case. It is quality rather than quantity that matters ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca So if you want […]
Is management by wandering around a good thing? I was talking to a friend of mine today. He used to work for the Royal Navy. He navigated ships in his 20’s. Apparently getting H.M.S. Ocean around the Isle of White and into the Solent without sinking some fool in a yacht is no mean feat. Particularly […]