Management Improvement Blog Carnival #171
Posted on July 1, 2012 Comments (0)
The Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog Carnival has been published since 2006. We find great management blog posts and share them with you 3 times a month. We hope you find these post interesting and find some new blogs to start reading. Follow me online: Google+, Twitter, Reddit, and more.
- Ticket Grab: New Game at Caine’s Arcade + 5 lessons for entrepreneurs – 5 Lessons for Entrepreneurs Caine (shown is video above) has Learned: 1) Be nice to customers. 2) Do a business that is fun. 3) Do not give up. 4) Start with what you have. 5) Use recycled stuff. Caine is 9 by the way.
- How I hire writers by Hitesh Sarda – “We spend a quick 10-15 min assessing if the candidate deserves our time and next interview round or not. My favourite questions include: spelling of conscientious, explain oxford comma… Once I am convinced of their hold on words, we move to round 3… Here we take a deep dive into the writers command over the intricacy of the language. Sample questions: Question on lexical roots of some words. More spellings and grammar questions….”
- Without work standards there can be no kaizens by Tracey Richardson – “When was at Toyota those actions were things like – Go See, Respect for people, Continuous Improvement, Teamwork, and Challenge, these were values that could be translated into an action a leader could show from top management down to a team member level, this creates the consistency for the values and principles to become the belief system for the organization that its more than just words on the wall in the lobby.”
- Innovation at Bell Labs by Michael McKinney – “Humans all suffered from a terrible habit of shoving new ideas into old paradigms. ‘Everyone faces the future with their eyes firmly on the past and they don’t see what’s going to happen next,’ observed John Pierce.”
- Why I Never Hire the Best Person for the Job by Harwell Thrasher – “When the job is complete, the person will be better positioned to move into a different job. Thus the person will be more useful to my business in the longer term. The person will do a better job in leading, managing and training other employees in how those employees can gain a broader perspective themselves.”
- The myth of knowledge work inventory by Alisson Vale – “Dysfunctional issues regarding systemic buffers growing as time goes on that jeopardize the effectiveness and efficiency of the environment. We need to take care of this in our knowledge work systems, as people do in manufacturing systems when they regulate their inventories.”
- Leading Improvement and Enjoying the Rewards by John Hunter – “As a manager your primary responsibility is to improve the system: both the systems within your sphere of control and those outside of it. The more effectively you do so, the less firefighting you have to do.”