Theory of Constraints for Personal Productivity/Dilemmas (Chapter 38 of the Theory of Constraints Handbook)

James F Cox and John G. Schleier, Jr.


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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Advanced and Intermediate

Length:

42 pages

Designed for:

Academics, Consultants, Implementers and Managers

Topics:

Thinking Processes

Application:

Evaporating Cloud

Language:

English

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This is an individual chapter of Theory of Constraints Handbook. The purposes of this chapter are to provide guidance in using the Evaporating Cloud (EC) technique to resolve chronic conflicts for both internal and external conflicts to achieve life's goals;

  • understanding the differences between necessary conditions and goals; establishing personal life goals and supporting objectives;
  • understanding how to measure progress toward these supporting objectives and ultimately the goals;
  • knowing how to record and analyze how you use your time;
  • understanding how to use priority planning, capacity planning, priority control, and capacity control to achieve your supporting objectives;
  • and knowing how to use Buffer Management (BM) to improve your execution effectiveness.

We also provide an in-depth application of using the Thinking Processes (TP) to achieve your life goal with an example that lead to an Olympic gold medal. We feel that using the tools to plan and to control personal lives is fundamental to learning how to apply them in other environments.

Content:

  • Introduction: A Status Report
  • Resolving Chronic Conflicts and Developing Win-Win Solutions
  • Personal Productivity Dilemma—Where to Spend Your Time?
  • Personal Productivity—Establishing Goals, Strategies, Objectives, Action Plans, and Performance Measures
  • Personal Productivity—Establishing Goals, Strategies, Objectives, Action Plans, and Performance Measures
  • Personal Productivity—Establishing Goals, Strategies, Objectives, Action Plans, and Performance Measures
  • Using the Thought Processes to Achieve Life Goals

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About the Authors:

James F. Cox III, Ph.D, CFPIM, CIRM, holds TOCICO certifications in all disciplines. He is a Jonah's Jonah, Professor Emeritus, and was the Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Dr. Cox has written three books on TOC.

John Schleier holds TOCICO certifications in all disciplines. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mortgage Services Division of Alltel, Inc., Executive Vice President of Computer Power, Inc., and Director of Office Systems and Data Delivery for IBM.

 

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