Organizations need a next-generation business management and leadership system 2.0 methodology for addressing the challenges of our current work environment.
Two books provide a roadmap (with software) for fulfilling this need. These books are written as a novel, where there is much dialog between the book’s characters and many ″stories″ are shared.
Should I Invest Time to Examine these Business Management and Leadership System 2.0 Books?
Provided below are excerpts from these Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) business-management books, which can help someone decide whether they should invest the time reading or listening to the concepts described in these books.
Effective Management Attributes in a Business Management and Leadership System 2.0
The following table is a reproduction of Management 2.0, Figure 7.3, Effective Management Attributes
Text from the book:
Jorge asked Hank if his organization had issues with any one of the figure’s listed “Effective Management Attributes.”
Hank’s response was that his organization had issues with all listed effective management attributes.
Jorge’s response to Hank was that the 9-step Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system provides the vehicle to address these attributes.
If your organization has issues with one or more of the listed ″Effective Management Attributes, ″ you should examine the concepts in these books because provided is a means for achieving all the listed attributes in an organization.
Preparation Time for Board of Director Meeting
The following is the text near the end of chapter 7 of Leadership System 2.0.
EIP: Enterprise Improvement Plan
EPRS: Enterprise Performance Reporting System
“Janice (CEO of Harris Hospital) also no longer dreads board of directors meetings. She says now all she has to do is summarize the presentation she received in her monthly EIP progress review meeting. Having to create no special presentations is terrific! Now she only talks to an EPRS software posted presentation that has links to Harris’s IEE value chain to describe how things are going from a high-level satellite and 30,000-foot-level perspective, along with actions that are being underway to make things better.
“Janice says that it’s great no longer to hear people creating stories when talking to a table of numbers about why this quarter’s number is up or down! Janice says her board of directors’ meetings are now much shorter and to the point.
“Janice believes that the concepts of IEE provide additional benefits with the management challenges associated with more people working remotely from home or residing at other locations, including our board of directors. With EPRS software, up-to-date metrics and processes are readily accessible by all. Also, the software provides our organizational EIP and the status of all improvement projects. All this readily available, up-to-date information provides a framework for more productive meetings and discussions.
“Janice believes that our hospital could win the Malcolm Baldrige award with minimal effort in a first-time application. She said that all we’d have to do is learn how it’d be best to fill out the Baldrige application forms since IEE addresses all seven Baldrige award criteria categories, which are:
- Leadership: How upper management leads the organization and how the organization leads within the community.
- Strategy: How the organization establishes and plans to implement strategic directions.
- Customers: How the organization builds and maintains strong, lasting relationships with customers.
- Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management: How the organization uses data to support key processes and manage performance.
- Workforce: How the organization empowers and involves its workforce.
- Operations: How the organization designs, manages, and improves critical processes.
- Results: How the organization performs in terms of customer satisfaction, finances, human resources, supplier and partner performance, operations, governance, and social responsibility, and how the organization compares to its competitors.”
If your organization would like to reduce the preparation time for board of director meetings and create an organizational system for achievement of all seven Baldrige Award criteria, you should examine the concepts in these books.
Comparison to Other Systems
How does the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) system described in the books compare to other methodologies and approaches? The table in Figure 0.1 in Management 2.0 and Leadership System 2.0 provides this comparison.
If your organization wants to achieve the attributes listed in this table, you should examine the concepts in these books.
Discussion of the Book Described Concepts
As a mechanical engineer working in IBM development, Forrest Breyfogle III took a Design of Experiments (DOE) class in 1975 that changed his life.
Presented in these books, in a story-book fashion, are Forrest’s lessons learned since 1975 relative to the business management of scorecards, strategic planning, and process improvements so that the big picture benefits.
Both for-profit and non-profit organizations can use the book’s methodologies to improve their management to address the challenges of the day. Business school attendees would benefit if the book’s techniques were taught in their training.
One aspect of the book that both practitioners and leadership find to be very beneficial is the free software app provided in the books. This app offers an enhanced methodology to evaluate the output response of processes.
Forrest has a passion for how organizations can benefit from using this free app to enhance the understanding of their processes.
Contact Forrest Breyfogle III to have a one-on-one Zoom conference call, where he will show you how to use the free book-app software for your output-response-metric situation (you will do the app mouse-clicking following his guidance). Forrest is confident that you will gain much from this app discussion. After applying the techniques described in the session in an organization, one will gain a better understanding what is occurring in its processes and what should be done from this enhanced insight.
Contact me at [email protected] or +1.512.918.0280 to set up a Zoom conference call session to discuss how you and your organization can benefit from this app.