By integrating the proven, time-tested principles of strategic planning, quality management, organizational learning, automated business processes, people performance management and measure-driven improvement, Six Disciplines is a method to help the best performing organizations make the transition from product-building to "business-building" using an approach that includes four essential elements:
- A Methodology to make business-building systematic.
- Technology to make business-building practical.
- Coaching to make business-building last.
- A Ready & Able Organization to make business-building work.
BOTTOMLINE: No matter what method is used for business improvement (what we call "business-building), if you leave out any one of these essential elements, the likelihood of lasting - sustainable -business excellence, is significantly diminished.