The Painful Truth of a Company’s Pursuit of Quality

In: Miscellaneous

Submitted By annettedaniels
Words 976
Pages 4
GM588 FINAL PROJECT PROPOSAL OUTLINE
Annette M Daniels

1. THE PAINFUL TRUTH OF A COMPANY’S PURSUIT OF QUALITY 2. Johnson and Johnson 3. Johnson & Johnson was organized in the State of New Jersey in 1886. Today they employee approximately 115,000 people worldwide. Johnson & Johnson has more than 250 companies located in 57 countries around the world. From these 250 companies they Manufacture and sell health care products.
The Family of Companies is organized into several business segments comprised of franchises and therapeutic categories. * Consumer Health Care
The Consumer segment includes a broad range of consumer health and personal care products in the beauty, baby, oral care and women’s health categories, as well as nutritional products and over-the-counter medicines and wellness and prevention platforms. * Medical Devices & Diagnostics
The Medical Devices & Diagnostics segment focuses on technologies, solutions and services in the fields of cardiovascular disease, diabetes care, orthopedics, vision care, wound care, aesthetics, sports medicine, infection prevention, minimally invasive surgery, and diagnostics. * Pharmaceuticals
It includes products in the anti-infective, antipsychotic, cardiovascular, contraceptive, dermatology, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, neurology, oncology, pain management, and urology and virology fields.

* Many of Johnson and Johnson’s businesses and facilities have been certified to meet International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements for quality management. ISO certification means that a quality management system has been thoroughly reviewed by an outside audit committee and found to satisfy rigorous standards when it comes to such important principles as customer focus, leadership, employee involvement, and continual improvement.

4. With such a large governance…...

Similar Documents

The Truth

..."The Truth " Do you agree and promise to tell the truth and nothing but the truth? This is the question our United States high ranking judges ask the prosecutor. Why do we contradict ourselves, like in the situation of the Atomic bomb and us having to lie about us killing and hurting many people, telling people evidential videos were destroyed, lying and telling people we hit their army base. Are we who we say we are or just a lie? When the bomb hit Nagasaki everyone that it was a big success for revenge for what the Japanese did to Pearl harbor. People walking around thinking of our success as a wonderful thing making the Japanese surrender because of the destruction of their " army base". People not knowing of the fact that we hit a highly populates suburb of normal harmless people some on their way to work, kids on their way to school just killed for something they didn't even do. Once people figured out that we have killed thousands of innocent people, they started to rethink America's lifestyle. People cursed us they thought we were extremist. The worst part is that the harmful radiation was still killing people, what have we done? The only proof we had was forced to be hidden by U.S Generals. Until one day at a film fest the clip was shown. There was no serious reaction from the Americans until a situational stir up by the press that had made a very emotional reaction from most Americans questioning our country....

Words: 260 - Pages: 2

Truth

...strategies with both inspiration and realism. He has spoken in 31 countries to date and is the author of seven books. The proud creator of SUMO (Shut Up, Move On), his simple yet profound messages have spread across the globe both in public and private sector organisations. More recently his ideas have been developed for young people under the banner of SUMO4Schools. Building on his academic background in behavioural and social psychology, Paul is also a trained counsellor, a performance coach and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management. His aim is simple – “I want to help people achieve better results in life and have more fun in the process.” For more information visit www.TheSumoGuy.com SelfConfidence The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference Paul McGee Illustrations by Fiona Griffiths This edition first published 2010 © 2010 Paul McGee Illustrations, including SUMO illustration, © Fiona Griffiths Registered office Capstone Publishing Ltd. (A Wiley Company), The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, United Kingdom For details of our global editorial offices, for customer services and for information about how to apply for permission to reuse the copyright material in this book please see our website at www.wiley.com. The right of the author to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved. No part of......

Words: 43046 - Pages: 173

Pursuit

...The Pursuit Of Happyness The ‘Pursuit Of Happyness’ is a good example of a movie showing compassion, love, and dedication. It is a great example of struggles in people’s everyday life. In this movie, Chris struggled to maintain many aspects of his life and was forced to juggle them all at the same time. This can relate to many people in the everyday world. One example of Chris’s struggle was him trying to maintain his family. Chris was a father of his 7 year old boy, Christopher, and a wife to Sherry Dyson. Chris was faced with losing his wife and taking care of Christopher under terrible conditions. After being evicted from his apartment, Chris was forced to go search for a new place to live. This wasn’t very easy for them considering they were poor. This caused him to go homeless while taking care of Christopher at the same time. Throughout this entire struggle, there was no mother in the picture. Sherry could not handle their issues and removed herself from their life completely. They separated and never spoke again after she moved to New York. Going homeless and being a single parent is not uncommon in everyday life. Every day, thousands of people struggle to keep a roof over their head and a spouse with them throughout it all. It is not very easy, but it is a hardship of life that thousands of people go through every day. Mr. Gardner was a very dedicated man for this because he does what many people can’t deal with. In my life, I am a mother with two children and a......

Words: 586 - Pages: 3

Painful Menstruation

...Painful menstrual periods Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for the painful cramps that may occur immediately before or during the menstrual period. Menstrual cramps are caused by contractions in the uterus, which is a muscle. The uterus, the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a baby grows, contracts throughout a woman's menstrual cycle. If the uterus contracts too strongly, it can press against nearby blood vessels, cutting off the supply of oxygen to the muscle tissue of the uterus. Pain results when part of a muscle briefly loses its supply of oxygen. Painful menstrual periods are periods in which a woman has crampy lower abdominal pain, sharp or aching pain that comes and goes, or possibly back pain.Although some pain during your period is normal, excessive pain is not. Many women have painful periods. Sometimes, the pain makes it difficult to perform normal household, job, or school-related activities for a few days during each menstrual cycle. Painful menstruation is the leading cause of lost time from school and work among women in their teens and 20s. Causes Painful menstrual periods fall into two groups, depending on the cause: • Primary dysmenorrhea • Secondary dysmenorrhea Primary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain (cramps) usually begin one to two years after a woman starts getting her period. Pain usually is felt in the lower abdomen or back. They can be mild to severe. Common menstrual cramps often start shortly before or at the onset of the period and......

Words: 875 - Pages: 4

Pursuit of Happiness

...The pursuit of happiness and the cultural divide Debra Poole PSY/220 May 25, 2014 Michelle Culmer The pursuit of happiness and the cultural divide We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness (Declaration of Independence, 1776). We have believed in this motto or creed since before these words were put down on paper and to this day we still hold the pursuit of happiness as one of our most basic and fundamental rights. Through our history we have defended our right to live our lives according to what we believe makes us happy and free. Driven by a need to live our lives according to our own plan without dictates from others in a dizzying pursuit of happiness whatever that may be for each individual. Happiness is not something that can be generalized because what makes you happy may not make your neighbor happy, so let’s take a look at the differences that exist in the pursuit of happiness. The United States has been categorized as an individualistic society where the needs and wants of the individual are as important, if not more, than the society as a whole. This can be demonstrated by the countless competitions we as a society hold where there is only one winner, not a team. We believe as a society that hard work will be rewarded with happiness in the form of success whether in business, sports,......

Words: 856 - Pages: 4

The Pursuit of Happyness

...The Pursuit of Happyness Based on the true life events of Chris Gardner, now an American entrepreneur, investor, stock broker, author, and renowned speaker, The Pursuit of Happyness explores Chris Gardner’s ups and downs with homelessness in the early 1980’s. Gardner faces multiple struggles in his conquest to take care of his child as a single father, while also attempting to maintain a job and provide the basic necessities for primarily his son and himself when possible. Even as things begin to appear like they may be getting better for Gardner, they suddenly and continuously get much worse. However, through these crests and troughs in Gardner’s life, one can see Chris reflecting on and learning from his past, moving from a more individualized identity to a collective one, and displaying the spirit of generosity with what little he had. One of the most prevalent aspects of the movie from the beginning is Gardner learning from his past, more specifically his parents past, a theme also prevalent in Bordas’ text “Salsa, Soul, and Spirit”. In the text, Bordas uses the word Sankofa to mean reaching back and collecting experiences, values, and culture and to learn from them in order to avoid the drawbacks and stalemates of history. She says, “Sankofa rests on the foundation of the past, its feet are facing forward. This ancient symbol counsels us that the past is a pathway to understanding the present and creating a strong future.” (Bordas 28). Within the first few minutes......

Words: 1441 - Pages: 6

The Truth

...Alexia Magana English 35 Professor Freije Journal # 3 The Truth “No man has good enough memory to make a successful liar” –Abraham Lincoln When reading this quote I immediately thought about how often I lie and how often other people lie. Could you imagine a world where there’s no such thing as lying? Would we all just be better acceptors of everything or would the world just be filled with anger for those not as willing to accept the truth? The fact of the matter is that the truth will come out sooner or later. You have to have a good memory to remember your own exact words. In many instances when someone tells a lie it’s usually a very quick response, denying or simply distorting a statement. For myself personally I am not one of the best liars. There is something about lying that goes against my morals and way of thinking especially when it comes to lying to certain people. As a teenager now I can distinguish how to lie and to whom I can lie to. I wouldn’t lie to my parents the same way I lie to my peers at school. For one thing my parents know me far too well and I probably would have a much more complex thought in the way I lie and what I decide to feed them . Whereas on the other hand lying to peers at school is much simpler because there is not as strong as a connection (not with all peers but the majority) there’s no need for your peers to interrogate you further. In this type of lying method you have to consider remembering the complex lie with its......

Words: 490 - Pages: 2

Truth

...Truth--its definition, its pursuit, its discovery--is central to much of human intellectual activity. One place we look for clues about what is true is in the trends of the community. We may attempt to find it in religion or cultural beliefs, for example, that we have learned from a community that shares these beliefs. We know the earth is round or that war is bad because everyone knows it. Pierce’s statement praises this way of knowing, suggesting that community, whatever that community may be, is a key to the search for truth. This suggestion is tied to the idea of a body of human knowledge, the idea that the human race progresses as each community member adds to the world’s knowledge, relying on what others have concluded is true and then building on it with his or her own new knowledge. Thus, knowledge is a group pursuit, closely tied to community. There are many types of communities. The whole human race may be thought of as a knowledge community. The smaller group of all scientists is often referred to as the scientific community. Even a ToK class is a kind of community. Depending on what truth we seek, we may tie it to the community of the whole world or to a smaller community that reflects a focus on a particular area of knowledge. For example, although a Catholic may tie his or her theological knowledge to the leadings of the Catholic community, he or she probably does not tie them to the theological knowledge of the world community, or even of the western world.......

Words: 1560 - Pages: 7

Quality

...Management Quality and Competitiveness Christoph H. Loch Stephen E. Chick Arnd Huchzermeier ● Management Quality and Competitiveness Lessons from the Industrial Excellence Award Prof. Dr. Christoph H. Loch INSEAD Boulevard de Constance 77305 Fontainebleau Cedex France christoph.loch@insead.edu Prof. Dr. Arnd Huchzermeier WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management Burgplatz 2 56179 Vallendar Germany ah@whu.edu Prof. Stephen E. Chick INSEAD Boulevard de Constance 77305 Fontainebleau Cedex France stephen.chick@insead.edu ISBN 978-3-540-79183-6 e-ISBN 978-3-540-79184-3 Library of Congress Control Number: 2008925414 © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg This work is subject to copyright. All rights are reserved, whether the whole or part of the material is concerned, specifically the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, reproduction on microfilm or in any other way, and storage in data banks. Duplication of this publication or parts thereof is permitted only under the provisions of the German Copyright Law of September 9, 1965, in its current version, and permission for use must always be obtained from Springer. Violations are liable to prosecution under the German Copyright Law. The use of general descriptive names, registered names, trademarks, etc. in this publication does not imply, even in the absence of a specific statement, that such names are exempt from the relevant protective laws and regulations and...

Words: 62386 - Pages: 250

Discerning Truth

...HOW TO DISCERN TRUTH IN THE MIDST OF CULTURAL DISSONANCE & DELUSION Dr. Paul R. Shockley © 30 July 2011 www.prshockley.org One of my overriding rules of conduct, namely, maxims, in my life is to pursue moral and intellectual excellence in my daily life, believing that the “good life” is dynamically related to knowing and practicing that which is true.1 Truth is to shape my character and conduct whereby both desires (inward conformity) and duty (outward obligation) are harmonized into a way of life that not only expresses virtue, but also enables one to both fully live life, free from the entanglements of poor choices, and to discover what others often fail to see. In fact, the ordinary details of life become extraordinary as one looks for truth. Thus, seekers of truth relish not in only in anticipation of a potential future, but also in the present experience as he or she examines, engages, and interacts with expressions, manifestations, and consequences of truth. Naturally, one may ask how I am defining “truth.” Simply put, my definition of truth is that which corresponds to reality, identifies things as they are actually are, can never fail, diminish, change, or be extinguished must be able to be expressed in logical propositions (logical), and is sourced in the God of the Bible who is the Author of all truth. I take it that the truth of a judgment consists in the identity of its content with a fact; it is a “true-truth.” So, when I look at the Grand Canyon, I’m not seeing......

Words: 2319 - Pages: 10

Truth

.... 22 Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science Introduction Green is in. Green is in vogue. Green is the new black. Consumers are asking for it. Organizations are requesting it. Green managements1 are demanding it. The future of business is being built on green and social responsible organizations. The green bandwagon is overloaded with posers and images of green without the true understanding of what green means, the methodologies of achieving green, and the applicability of green management. Nevertheless, being green is fast becoming an essential component of almost every commercial building and interior design projects. At the same time, more architects and designers are looking for high quality green products in order to meet new green building2 guidelines, which continue to evolve at a rapid pace and, as a result, there are many entities involved in establishing standards and certifying that they have been met. With that said, green, as applied here, is a term now widely used to describe buildings designed and constructed with minimal negative impact to the environment and with an emphasis on conservation of resources, energy efficiency3 and healthful interior spaces. Green can also be used to describe sites that are designed in an environmentally sensitive manner with minimal damage to the surroundings. The question of why green management matters is addressable via two approaches, namely the science and the arts. However,......

Words: 14347 - Pages: 58

Truth

...The Al Gore Effect: An Inconvenient Truth and Voluntary Carbon Offsets∗ [Job Market Paper] Grant Jacobsen University of California-Santa Barbara 2120 North Hall University of California Santa Barbara, 93106-9210 jacobsen@econ.ucsb.edu Phone: (717) 315-5503 Fax: (805) 893-8830 I thank Matthew Kotchen, Robert Deacon, Olivier Deschenes, and Charles Kolstad for helpful comments. I also thank participants at a UCSB seminar, the Western Economics International Association’s Conference, and the University of Colorado Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. ∗ 1 The Al Gore Effect: An Inconvenient Truth and Voluntary Carbon Offsets Abstract This paper examines the relationship between climate change awareness and household behavior by testing whether Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth caused an increase in the purchase of voluntary carbon offsets. I find that in the two months following the film’s release, zip codes within a 10-mile radius of a zip code where the film was shown experienced a 50 percent relative increase in the purchase of voluntary carbon offsets. During other times, offset purchasing patterns for zip codes inside the 10-mile radius were similar to the patterns of zip codes outside the 10-mile radius. There is, however, little evidence that individuals who purchased an offset due to the film renewed them again a year later. This research has implications for how information campaigns, which are commonly used by policy-makers......

Words: 10098 - Pages: 41

The Pursuit of Love

...The Pursuit of Love Erin Dougherty THE 206 2/2/16 The Pursuit of Love In today’s society, being liked and receiving approval from others is held at upmost importance. From an early age, we crave the affection and love of others, and try to avoid upsetting or making others angry. Some people go as far as pretending to be someone that they are not because they would rather be loved for their false persona instead of hated for being themselves. Machiavelli would argue that while it is good to be loved, it is better for a prince to be feared, and while it is important to avoid a reputation of being weak, it is more important to avoid being hated by your people. It is important to note that being loved and being feared are compatible with each other; however; being feared and respected should take priority over being loved and revered. Machiavelli says that is good to be loved because it makes being a prince more pleasurable, and makes it easier to maintain peace and order in the kingdom. If a ruler is loved by his people, his subjects are endeared to him, and are in full support of his rule of their land. They praise his work, and hail him as a great ruler. A loving prince and subject relationship will make the work of the prince more rewarding and pleasurable. The prince will not have to act as “the bad guy,” and avoid the ruthless and cruel reputation that is often associated with rulers who conquer new territory. Additionally, the prince will not have to......

Words: 1324 - Pages: 6

Money and the Pursuit of Wisdom and Enlightenment

...Money & The Pursuit of Wisdom and Enlightenment Money, for all intents and purposes, is any system of currency that constitutes value and can be exchanged for material goods or performed services. All people require money in order to satisfy their survival needs and compulsive desires that are unnecessary, yet tempting. Without money, our technological, industrial, self-interested, media-induced society would cease to function – especially since it is the pursuit of money that entices people to work hard. We all appreciate being rewarded for our efforts in a measurable medium, since it allows us a certain level of freedom. It is this obsession with reward that has choked what is left of untethered curiosity and in many ways de-humanized most people. When one's time is consumed by financial worries, it is difficult to participate in socialization, learning, and different kinds of personal growth. It’s human nature to pursue understanding and knowledge. Rather than human beings, we are transformed into machines, whose primary purpose is to pursue money. Money is arguably the greatest hindrance preventing human beings from pursuing happiness through wisdom and spiritual enlightenment. Wisdom, in this case, is knowledge coupled with understanding. The true pursuit of wisdom has nothing to do with pride or striving for omniscience, but has much to do with reaching a greater level of insight as to how the universe operates and why. To be enlightened is to experience a......

Words: 2208 - Pages: 9

Truth

...Individual Reality and Truth Growing up my mother always told me “a person’s perception is their reality”. I remember cringing every time she said this because it was usually when the two of us were arguing about something. Of course as a teenager I did not pay attention to her, but since I’ve entered the work force I have a better understanding of her point of view. Most of the time a person’s perception is based on their reality regardless of whether the situation is in a personal or professional arena. Individual reality is when a person’s personal experience becomes the basis on which they determine their truth. Schein stated, “ Individual reality refers to what you have learned from your own experience and has a quality of truth to you” (Schein, 2010 p.118). This definition is true and is very apparent in the work environment and it is evident that one’s individual reality might not be shared by everyone, thus leading to many work related disagreements. As Schein stated “When we disagree at this level, it becomes very hard to move forward until we can clearly articulate what our actual experience base is” (Schein, 2010, p. 118). In my current role as a recruiter I work in a department of over 40 people with strong personalities. In the recruitment world most people are extroverts and have strong opinions, if we didn’t we probably would not be good recruiters. At the end of the day our main job is that of a sales person. We move fast to find good......

Words: 1562 - Pages: 7