Issue 153 - 05 | The Operational Excellence Manifesto
By Joseph F. Paris Jr.
Published May 17, 2017 10:30 a.m.
“When a company reaches a state of readiness, it attains a situational awareness and command of its capabilities—the ability to see and anticipate opportunities and threats. Along with it comes the ability to react in a meaningful and expeditious manner to any such challenges that may present themselves—keeping in mind this awareness will never be perfect and will need to be perpetually refined. As Mike Tyson famously said, 'Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the mouth.' That is to say, even though you are talented, trained, professional, and on the offensive pursuing your plan, the business that is better prepared to identify and engage an unforeseen challenge more quickly than its competition has a strategic and tactical advantage.”
About Joseph F. Paris Jr. |
Joseph F. Paris Jr. is a thought leader on the subject of operational excellence, a prolific writer, and a sought-after speaker around the world. Although he is an expert in the more granular facets of the discipline, he places a special emphasis on the keystone for success: the engagement of people.
His vehicles for change and delivering the promises of operational excellence include:The XONITEK group of companies, a consultancy helping companies around the globe; The Operational Excellence Society, a think tank serving the operational excellence ecosystem and; The Operational Excellence LinkedIn group.