Your work should be a minimum of two (2) full pages (title and reference page are separate) following APA format.
Quality Teamwork (must be at least 200 words)
Quality is important not only for your customers, but for your employees as well. This week you have learned about the importance of quality teamwork and designing the organization for performance excellence. Thinking about your current organization, do you feel the company has been designed to uphold performance excellence? As a manager, what techniques would you use to ensure that your teams were built with performance excellence in mind?
Your initial response should be a minimum of 150 words. Your work should be in your own words and should include research to support your response. Be sure to avoid Wikipedia as a resource as this is not a reliable source. Include your resources at the end of your response
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Quality management is a philosophy that is focused on consistent improvement and learning. Baylor Regional Medical and Sutter Davis Hospital have received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since they have focused on the needs of the customer and improved their processes to cater to the needs of the customer in an efficient and effective manner. This report presents an analysis of the strategies undertaken by these organizations.
Analysis of the organizational strategies
One of the basic strategies for excelling performance has been to understand what the consumers want and delivering only those things which are valuable for them (Mok et al, 2013). Sutter Davis has been able to achieve excellence through this strategy since it focused on process improvement to meet the urgent needs of the patients. It had been able to reduce its door-to-doctor time to 22 minutes for emergency patients, which is a very good figure when compared with the industry benchmark of 58 minutes (H&HN, 2014). It had evaluated all the activities which were performed to handle emergency patients and had identified avenues where time could be reduced or unnecessary tasks could be eliminated to reduce the time taken to admit patients and get them attended by a doctor. The consistent redesign of the supply chain helped to remove all inefficiencies which were increasing the time and did not provide value to the patients. ...