About the Book
Facing management challenges?
A multitude of topics that demand your attention?
This book brings together a complex field into a joined-up whole.
Manage simply. Cut out all the politics, ego trips, empire building, gaming, greed and waste. Just get out and do it!
It also means laser-like focussing on the customers you serve now. They are the foundation for success. What are their needs? Only they can define quality.
To simply manage is to focus your team on your customers. Support your team with the necessary leadership as they deliver the maximum total customer experience.
Simply Manage presents a joined-up way forward clearly and effectively.
The six basic principles to simply manage are:
Your business aim is for your people to take responsibility for the total customer experience as a linked system through which value flows.
If you measure what is happening, you can do it ever-better, so your business will succeed and sustain.
About the Authors
Alan Clark has been an independent business coach, consultant, trainer and improvement coach for twenty years, in management development, business process improvement and Lean with SPC. His clients in the UK cover a broad range of industries including banking, the criminal justice system, software development, manufacturing, NHS, food manufacturing, recycling, outsourced office services, law, and local government. He has a special interest in making management easier to understand and do! He has also taught as a part-time and as a visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham as well as De Montfort and Coventry Universities. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Chartered Quality Professional.
By training I am a chemist and spent 26 years in industry, through product development to sales and marketing. Since the early 90’s have been involved in “quality”, in one way or another, as consultant or assessor.
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