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Old 06-03-2010, 05:30 PM   #61
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I knew we were &*() when the 'mission statement' was outsourced.

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Old 06-03-2010, 05:32 PM   #62
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I used to say I was going to paint eyes on glasses so I could sleep during those endless meetings .
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I used to say I was going to paint eyes on glasses so I could sleep during those endless meetings .


On at least two different occasions a guy DID fall asleep at one of those excruciating meetings (two different guys and two different meetings). And it was really obvious - like head-slumped-over, pencil-dropping-out-of-hand sleep. It made it interesting for the rest of us!
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I used to say I was going to paint eyes on glasses so I could sleep during those endless meetings .
I was lucky...I didn't have to do that.

Most of my meetings were conference calls. The mute button......God bless
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Goals??

Check post 21 of this thread: Sudden Epiphany

Apparently I had a goal, just didn't know it.

PS: IT WAS MY LAST GOAL (unless I end up in gaol).
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You guys are bringing back memories of the Air Force's fascination with Total Quality Management back in the late 80s and early 90s. What a huge waste of time that was. I'll admit to napping in those meetings a couple of times.
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The pivot point in Good to Great is the Hedgehog Concept. The essence of a Hedgehog Concept is to attain piercing clarity about how to produce the best long-term results, and then exercising the relentless discipline to say, "No thank you" to opportunities that fail the hedgehog test. When we examined the Hedgehog Concepts of the good-to-great companies, we found they reflected deep understanding of three intersecting circles:...
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You guys are bringing back memories of the Air Force's fascination with Total Quality Management back in the late 80s and early 90s. What a huge waste of time that was. I'll admit to napping in those meetings a couple of times.
TQM ?
Are you old enough to recall Zero Defects?
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TQM ?
Are you old enough to recall Zero Defects?
I am (ZD!). The program started in 1965...

Me? USAF '67-'71...

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TQM ?
Are you old enough to recall Zero Defects?
No, I don't remember that getting into any talks; it maybe more of a manufacturing thing. Although, I'm sure if anyone had thought they could get a bullet on the Officer Effectiveness Report they would have tried to implement ZD.
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I am (ZD!). The program started in 1965...

Me? USAF '67-'71...

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US Army: '72 - '77
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I am (ZD!). The program started in 1965...

Me? USAF '67-'71...

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The Sumter Daily Item - Google News Archive Search
I was just graduating from high school in 65, glad I missed ZD.
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Me? USAF '67-'71...

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The Sumter Daily Item - Google News Archive Search
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You guys are bringing back memories of the Air Force's fascination with Total Quality Management back in the late 80s and early 90s. What a huge waste of time that was. I'll admit to napping in those meetings a couple of times.

Same idea is prevalent throughout DoD today. All three branches of the military, and the Air Force, are hooked on Lean/Six-Sigma.
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Same idea is prevalent throughout DoD today. All three branches of the military, and the Air Force, are hooked on Lean/Six-Sigma.
Oh crap.
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Perhaps if ER.org hired a group of management consultants, they might suggest this as a way to improve our "productivity":

Dudeism - Ordination by the Religion of Lebowski

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Same idea is prevalent throughout DoD today. All three branches of the military, and the Air Force, are hooked on Lean/Six-Sigma.
That must have come in since I retired in 2007. Either that or we were so far out in the boonies that they never told us about it.
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One year the hospital that I worked at in NJ had this great idea to motivate the staff . It was called "Spirit of Ideas " and we all formed teams and worked on ides to save money and according to how much money our idea would save we got points and a book with prizes in it ( Big screen TV's , Bedroom sets , appliances , etc. ) . Well my co - workers formed a team and we were the winners . We easily came up with simple ideas that saved the hospital a bundle . We all got huge prizes . I got a bedroom set and a grandfather clock and an appliance . The hospital of course procrastinated on implementing the ideas and lost money in the process but we all got our prizes and had about 50 "Spirit Of ideas " mugs for our coffee room.
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