1. Why are we so good at Sport and so bad at Business?

    April 15, 2021 by BPIR.com Limited
    Come to the NZBEF Conference 10/11 May 2021, in Wellington to find out why and what you can do about it.
    In Sport we are winners. We can win the oldest sporting trophy in the World or become champions at any sport we take seriously. But when it comes to business productivity the story is very different.

    A working paper published by the NZ Productivity Commission in 2021/01 “Benchmarking New Zealand’s frontier firms” reports:

    “New Zealand’s frontier firms, which are the most productive firms (the top 10%) are falling further behind their counterparts in other Small Advanced Economies (SAE’s). Their relative labour productivity ratio has dropped from 52% in 2003 to 44% in 2016. This indicates that New Zealand’s frontier firms generate less than half of the value (per labour input) their counterparts generate in other SAEs.” https://www.productivity.govt.nz/research/benchmarking-new-zealands-frontier-firms/

    The NZBEF conference theme “Improve” seeks your participation to do something about this. It is kicked off by “Sir Ian Taylor” who will tell the story of “continuous Improvement” in the America’s Cup and refer to his own world leading company Animated Research ltd that seeks excellence with the same passion.

    The Naval theme is maintained by holding the event at the Navy HQ and our Defence Force talk about their commitment to continuous improvement. A commitment that NZBEF are hoping will inspire Business to follow. Leaders will also share their ideas, demonstrate support and look for ways forward.

    We then celebrate Excellence by sharing the best practices of 10 New Zealand organisations competing for the New Zealand Best Practice Competition Award. The conference then lifts its head to look at Global Best Practice. 12 Finalists from the International Best Practice Competition will share best practices in diverse areas such as Covid recovery, leadership, digital, customer focus and productivity.

    This is a one-off opportunity to learn from the very best in NZ and worldwide and ramp up NZ’s productivity!

    So book now at https://nzbef.org.nz/event/nzbef-2021-conference/ and make a difference for future generations.

    To view over 70 best practices to be shared in lead-up webinars from 26 April to 6 May and at the NZBEF Conference, 10-11 May, view https://www.bestpracticecompetition.com/programme/


  2. Calling all Business Excellence Award Winners and Applicants – An Opportunity to Participate in Leading-Edge Research on Achieving & Sustaining Performance Excellence – SURVEY NOW LIVE

    April 14, 2021 by BPIR.com Limited

    Our research project is now live. We appreciate the assistance of all Business Excellence Award Winners and Applicants to complete the survey by 25th May 2021.

    Survey Link – Business Excellence (BE) Survey Investigation on how BE is supported within your organisation (qualtrics.com)

    Key benefits of your participation:

    1. Answering the survey questions will help you to reflect on your existing BE approach and assess the effectiveness of your BE structure.
    2. As a participating organisation, you will receive a report of the findings enabling you to learn from best practices on how to introduce and accelerate your BE journey.

    It is important that the person who completes this survey can accurately reflect the views of your organisation. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and all data collected from this survey will remain confidential and anonymous. Published work will only show aggregated data across all organisations surveyed and not identify the names of the people or organisations completing the survey.

    For further information refer to our previous article on the project Calling all Business Excellence Award Winners and Applicants – An Opportunity to Participate in Leading-Edge Research on Achieving & Sustaining Performance Excellence (bpir.com).


  3. Book Release: Students Quality Circles: An innovative concept and practice for schools and colleges to develop Quality mindset in students for the corporate world and the society

    April 9, 2021 by BPIR.com Limited
    Students Quality Circles or SQCs in short, are basically miniature level activities of what the Japanese Quality Control Circles (QCCs) are in the corporate world. These activities prepare students for the Quality mindset from the very early age, thus engraving their per-sonalities with Quality.

    SQC is an innovative concept and practice used as a part of schools’ or colleges’ co-curricular activities since mid-nineties in many countries of Asian sub-continent. The objective of SQCs program is to develop and prepare students for the corporate world as well as for a quality living in the society. A research study was carried out by the authors in schools in 2020 where SQCs were practiced to find out the effectiveness of this program. The objective of this book is to explain the SQC concept, benefits and its application in schools with the help of findings of a national survey.
    The book explains the origin of this concept and the differences in the practices of QCCs in the corporate world versus SQCs in the schools. It discusses how effectively students are practicing SQCs and how effectively they are implemented and managed by schools and colleges. Critical success and failure factors of this program are identified and highlighted.

    The book provides practical guidelines to educationists and management of schools, colleges and universities who want to initiate or improve their existing program. The book identifies the strength of this unique and innovative program in building a society towards world-class quality. The authors strongly recommend this non-traditional but powerful program to be implemented in schools, colleges and universities in all countries. It is hoped that this book will benefit educational institutions in different countries to further improve Quality mindset in their societies through this program.

    You can order the paperback or kindle versions from Amazon here


    About the authers:

    Dr. Kamran Moosa is the Chief Executive of PIQC Institute of Quality, Pakistan. He is a member of International Academy for Quality and Quality in Education Think Tank (QiETT). He is the recipient of Ishikawa-Kano Silver Medal of 2020 by Asian Network for Quality (ANQ). He was the founding Chairman of Quality & Productivity Society of Pakistan and a senior member of American Society for Quality (ASQ). He is an author of four books on Quality Management.

    Abdul Wahid Mir is the Principal of Modernage Public School and College – Abbottabad and Director General of EQUIP – Pakistan, which is a non-profit organization for promoting Students Quality Circles in the country. He is an educationist and also involved in teachers training and development programs.


  4. BPIR.com Newsletter: Mar 2021

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    7th International Best Practice Competition – 2nd Call for Entries

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    This is an opportunity to participate in a global virtual event to share and learn best practices.

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  5. 7th International Best Practice Competition – 2nd call for entries

    March 9, 2021 by BPIR.com Limited

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    The 7th International Best Practice Competition (incorporating the 2nd New Zealand Best Practice Competition & 3rd Organisation-Wide Innovation Award) will be held at the NZBEF’s Business Excellence Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

     

    This is an opportunity to participate in a global virtual event to share and learn best practices.

     

    The International Best Practice Competition encourages organizations to share their best operational and managerial practices, processes, systems, and initiatives and learn from the experience of others. It provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams that have been responsible for creating and/or managing the introduction and deployment of best practices.

    To submit your Best Practice visit http://www.bestpracticecompetition.com/entry-forms where you can download an entry form. The Second Call for entries closes on 26th of March 2021. Qualifier round presentations will be held in webinar format between 27 April to 5 May 2021. Best practices will be assessed against IBPC’s Best Practice Certification Levels:

    • Deficient (Major Deficiencies) (1 to 2 Stars, ★ to ★ ★)
    • Progressing (Minor Deficiencies) (3 Stars, ★ ★ ★)
    • Competence (Professional) (4 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Excellence) (5 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Outstanding) (6 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
    • Best Practice (Role Model, World-Class, Wow!) (7 Stars, ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★)

    The winner of the 6th International Best Practice Competition was Jollibee Foods Corporation, Philippines with a best practice titled ‘We Listen and Learn from the VOICES of our CUSTOMERS to SPREAD Joy to the World’. The winner of the 2nd Organisation-wide Innovation Award was Dubai Customs, UAE. The winners of the 1st New Zealand Best Practice Competition were Watson Real Estate Ltd. (SME category) and Spectrum Car (Large category). For the full list of winners and their presentation videos click here.

     


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