The Goal Essay

1421 Words Feb 24th, 2013 6 Pages
Executive Summary
The benefits of the “Goal” novel book are numerous and the author highlights several aspects identifying problems and possible solutions to improve overall performance & management processes as an ongoing development. Alex Rogo, Manufacturing Plant Manager and the main character in the book reviews the fundamentals of redefining priorities in the process to achieve this goal. As I continued to read, the author elucidates diversified scientific, mathematic and upper level management methods. He identifies the problems as intrinsic constraints which are limiting people minds from moving forward and thinking out of the box. For instance, many businesses wasted labor hours and cost for studies and project reviews when the
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Theory of Constraints “Bottleneck”, Socratic Method &Evaporating Cloud
It’s imperative to learn and deeply understand how to apply these methods as it helps in taking necessary measures to improve the overall procedure in business and personal life. As Dr. Jonah, Alex’s distant advisor suggested to brainstorm with his team members and arrive at logical solution of various Q&A as a process of Socratic Method which is a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing point of views based on Q&A to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. He simultaneously applied these scientific methods in business while realizing its contribution to facilitate the ongoing process improvement and in his personal life trying to save his marriage.
Alex was able to increase the throughput and net profit of the company by setting common mutual goals. Further, with Lou, chief accountant identified the feasible application of the theory on each divisional manager. He engaged his wife and applied Socratic Method by finding 5 logical steps to improve the plant performance as well as to resolve their marital problems. Later on this

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