To prepare for this Shared Practice, select one of the following options, based on the two course level outcomes below, which you will use to frame and analyze this weekâ€™s reading assignment in The Goal:
- Create a plan for ongoing improvement and increased capability based on an evaluation of an organizationâ€™s systemic constraints.
- Analyze a complex value creation system using management concepts.
Then, using Part 2 of your The Goal readings, research and select three short passages that contain one or two essential concepts pertaining to management that you found to be compelling. Analyze each using the Course Outcome you selected as a framework.
Note: A theme this week you can focus on is to explain why the techniques that the team are implementing working, and how “breaking the rules” in this case makes sense from a systems performance perspective).
For this Shared Practice, write a 3- to 4-paragraph essay. Identify the Course Outcome you selected and the passages from Part 2 of The Goal. Explain why each passage you chose is relevant and important in effective business management. Justify your response and include citations for each passage.
Goldratt, E. & Cox, J. (2014). The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. (4th ed.). Great Barrington, MA: North River Press.
- Read pages 113â€“257 (This will be referred to as Part 2 of your The Goal readings.)