Topic: Public Policy

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Service Quality Excellence: Mastering the “Moments of Truth”

In recent years, Total Quality Management (TQM) has moved from a manufacturing improvement process to one that can enhance all company operations. While the ’80s …

Systems Thinking Course Aims at Developing Managerial Competency

The Systems Thinking Competency Course (STCC) project at the MIT Sloan School of Management is exploring how systems thinking can be translated into the workplace.

Using Organizational Learning Tools to Build Community

The Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) is the largest two-year technical college in the U.S., serving nearly 70,000 students with an annual budget of …

Transforming the Character of a Corporation

We judge others by what they do; we judge ourselves by our intentions.” “What you do thunders so loud, I can’t hear what you …

Managing Hospital Emergency Capacity

It’s 11:30 on a Friday night at San Jose Medical Center. In the operating room are the victims of an auto accident — a woman, …

If People Are Assets, Why Do We Treat Them Like Expenses?

There is a lot of talk in the business community about “people being our most important assets.” It sounds like a good idea — recognizing …

It Will Take Time to Perfect Recycling

Periodic gluts and shortfalls in the recycling industry aren’t a signal that recycling doesn’t work, says Donella Meadows. Such behavior is characteristic of any system …

Minding the Gap: Social Learning for Turning Ideals into Actions

Humans have been both fascinated and tortured by questions regarding our fate and future for at least as long as we have possessed the …

The Trouble with Incentives: They Work

Years ago, my friend and colleague, David Chambers, told me a story about a consulting visit he and W. Edwards Deming made to a …

From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life

Economic breakdown, rising unemployment, and escalating political hostility, coming at a time of intensifying climate upheaval – storms, floods, heat waves, and droughts – …