The Outliers Inn; Business Strategies

The Outliers Inn; Business Strategies

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Outliers Inn podcast – Business Strategies Topic: Linus, Sheepddog, Rumplestiltskin, Time Bandits, Musk Ox, Dragonfly, Autolycus. Not secret code, and not the usual macho names for military strategies. In fact, these are some of the 80 ‘patterns of strategy’, in the book by the same name from Patrick Hoverstadt and…

Organizational change needs the right management in China

Organizational change needs the right management in China

The article outlines the steps that companies have to take to achieve outstanding organizational structures and processes in a Chinese context. Part 1 provides an overview of how the changes in the business landscape in China that have taken place in recent years urgently require Western companies to pay more attention to organizational structures and…

FOUR FOUNDATIONS: THE JOHNSON CONTROLS MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

FOUR FOUNDATIONS: THE JOHNSON CONTROLS MANUFACTURING SYSTEM

BTOES Insights presents this case study on the Johnson Controls Manufacturing System – just one of the very best Award-Winning Examples of Successful Operational Excellence from the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards, 2017. This well-rounded piece details the four foundations of the system – customer focus, stable production environment, zero tolerance for waste, and organize around pull –…

AI: ARE WE OPENING PANDORA’S JAR? BY INDY DHAMI

AI: ARE WE OPENING PANDORA’S JAR? BY INDY DHAMI

Operational and Consulting guru Indy Dhami means that the growth and impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be likened to the opening of Pandora’s pithos (which translates to a jar and not a box as it is incorrectly known). In the present day, is the eager development of AI (with the goal of giving it an innate…