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Friday, December 15, 2006

What Is Six Disciplines? Part II

What is Six Disciplines?
If it were just another business improvement book, it could be called “the next Good To Great” or the next "Getting Things Done" for small and emerging businesses. (In fact, one reviewer has already written about Six Disciplines as being “what E-Myth wants to be when it grows up.”)

If it were just another business improvement methodology, it could be called “the next TQM, the next Six Sigma.”

If it were just a system or piece of performance management software, it could be called “the next killer app.”

If it were just business consulting or business coaching, it could be called "the next wave of strategic activity management services."

In fact, Six Disciplines includes elements of each of these – with a key difference: Six Disciplines is designed to last, to be sustainable.

The Six Disciplines program will have such a profound, transformational impact on the way small businesses operate – and continually improve, that there will be no going back.

Adopting Six Disciplines will become the new baseline standard for how small and emerging high performance organization execute their strategy, and how they will deliver competitive advantage.

It’s a paradox - it’s both simple (based on proven best-practices) – and it’s hard (something that is on the surface so complex, that making it simple has taken years and millions of dollars to observe, understand, and design a complete program to address the barriers.)

So what is Six Disciplines?

  • It’s a new category of performance improvement solution
  • It's a complete program for sustainable execution
  • It’s a convergence of efficiency and effectiveness
  • It addresses the key barriers of expertise, economics and human factors
  • And it couldn’t have happened until now

In the next several weeks, we'll be describing the Six Disciplines journey, how we’ve gotten to where we are, where we’re headed, and most importantly, what all this means in terms of being a major breakthrough for small business performance improvement.

Stay tuned!

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