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Hunting for an Engineer
A light-hearted look at businesses problems from the everyday life of a process engineer.
M B Henry
This book is a light-hearted look at business problems that I've seen from my years as a process engineer. The story is peppered with real-life anecdotes and examples that describe why simple business ideas don't always work the way people think they should. Businesses everywhere quietly sabotage their process improvements by ignoring people and process problems without even realizing what's going on.
All of the stories in the book are examples of a business passing or failing on these three rules of execution:
Rule #1 - Open up the communication channels.
Rule #2 - Find your best people and put them where they will do the most good.
Rule #3 - Use process improvement tools effectively, according to cost vrs benefit.
These three rules are the theme through out the book. They sound simple, but yet no one seems to quite get it. There are dozens of books that describe process improvement and team building techniques, but life in the real world is never quite as simple as most books want you to believe.
Most readers won't agree with all of these observations, but the goal is to get people to re-think similar events that they've seen in their own experiences. Hopefully these are some of the same stories that people elsewhere are seeing, and will lead others to similar conclusions in their own business.
A free download of Chapter 3 is available from the web page - www.GhostTownSoftware.com/GTS-H1.htm
132 Total Pages
Table of Contents:
Ch-1 Maximize Communication
Ch-2 Maximize People
Ch-3 Maximize Managers
Ch-4 Process Control Stories
Ch-5 Process Improvement Tools
- Publication Date:
- 1539093387 / 9781539093381
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Business & Economics / Organizational Behavior