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Systems Have Their Place: Second Place

Systems Have Their Place: Second Place by Tom Peters

"too much reliance on the apparently 'hard' procedures of, say, six-sigma programs and not enough attention to those underlying, apparently 'soft' attributes such as the respect for and engagement of the workforce. To support my point, I’ll offer up nine case studies of quality programs, often in incredibly resistant environments, that did produce remarkable results. It turns out that they have two principal elements in common: * Passionate local leadership * A bedrock corporate culture that supports (or comes to support) an ethos of superior quality work and, indeed, excellence as standard fare."

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