Do I really want to go to work?

Listen to this postMost of us wake up every morning and go through the same daily routine to get ready for work. We fight our way in the crowded streets to reach the office (work place) just on time or few minutes late, or sometimes, few hours late! We dread the long working hours, complain about the extra work they dumped on us and sometimes we complain that we have nothing to do, just plain boring. We long for a vacation, long public holiday or occasional sick leave to relax for few days. If you just started working then you will be full of energy and would be looking forward to change the world. If you have worked for more that 10 years you would definitely know that you can change just small part of your daily routine. Some of us have worked for more than 20 years and asking them self “when will I be able to retire!” or why don’t I get that easy job in the corner office to just sign few papers every day to enjoy your especial cup of coffee. You would tell yourself that you deserve that easy job because you have earn it.

Occasionally, we get the thought of quitting, retiring or switching jobs but we forget or dismiss that thought after few minuets . However, few of us would seriously think about it and have difficult time deciding. The best way to know if you should quit, retire or switch jobs would be that morning routine. If you wake up in the morning but feel that you do not want to go to work, then it is time for you to make a decision about it. The decision would be based on not wanting to go to work because you do not want to go. This decision would not be applicable if you are physically tired, sleepy or sick. You would positively know that you just do not want to work at the same place because you hate working there. This is a gut feeling that you can not explain, but your body your brain and your legs would all tell you that they hate going to work at the same place. You should plan your future of either retiring, looking for another job, or shutting your mouth and stay at your current job until things get better. Never leave your job while you have financial commitments or family to feed with no other source of income to replace your monthly salary. Tomorrow when you wake up in the morning ask yourself “do I really want to go to work?


What is ISO 9001

Listen to this postThe ISO 9001 certification is important for the organization to ensure consistent quality control on the products. ISO 9001 certification audit is simply checking if the organizations has a procedure and that procedure is implemented and documented. The organization would insure the high quality for its products and the customers would get the same quality every time they purchase a product from this manufacturer.

ISO 9001 is a set of standards that represent a significant initial step for manufacturing organizations on the way to Quality Management, since they involve a lower first degree of commitment to their principles (Gutiérrez, et al., 2010). ISO 9001 is simply confirming that the organizations has business processes and has procedures to implement them. Gotzamani (2010) state that “(1) quality management system; (2) management responsibility; (3) resource management; (4) product realization; and (5) measurement, analysis and improvement.” (p. 688) are required to make sure that the basic processes of a well controlled organization (Gotzamani, 2010)

Many activities and processes take place to manufacture a single product. These process efficiencies should be measured to decide if the product is worth the cost it incurs on the organization (Jones, 2007). Management needs performance indicators to measure the cost of the product and aims to optimize production cost.


Gotzamani, K. (2010). Results of an empirical investigation on the anticipated improvement areas of the ISO 9001:2000 standard. [Article]. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 21(6), 687-704. doi: 10.1080/14783363.2010.483101

Gutiérrez, L. J. G., Torres, I. T., & Molina, V. B. (2010). Quality management initiatives in Europe: An empirical analysis according to their structural elements. [Article]. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, 21(6), 577-601. doi: 10.1080/14783363.2010.483064


How Philips Are Doing Now?

Listen to this postPhilips started with the simple production of a light pulp and concentrated its effort on that single product to have the advantage of product specialization. Global market was a good opportunity when Holland market became too small for Philips production. Philips established production centers around the world and research and developments centers around different locations to support its expansion strategy (Bartlett, Ghoshal, & Beamish, 2008). Philips innovation produced competitive products like the color TV, stereo TV and the first TV with teletext. Philips realized that some of the products are not profitable in the existing operational setting and chose to outsource them. Most of Philips competitors moved their electronic production facilities to low-cost production sites like East Asia and south America. However, Philips licensed its innovations to other producers which made it less competitive like its decision to abandon the VHS technology. I would recommend that Philips continue downsizing its operations and re-engineer its profitable production sites but close or sell the struggling one. Philips should concentrate its budget and effort on research and development to come up with new challenging products that can be produced in the low-cost manufacturing sites in East Asia and south America.


Bartlett, C., Ghoshal, S., & Beamish, P. (2008). Transnational management: Text, cases, and readings in cross-border management (5 ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.


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