Sunday, January 08, 2006

How TQM is related to Sustainable Green Principles

Industrial sector knows very well the concept of total Quality management and has achieved efficiency and increased profits. It required a team approach and involvement of all levels of staff to reduce waste and improve operations on a continual basis.

Applying the sustainable development concepts to a community level, incorporates a similar process. It takes leadership to define the objective, get the key staff people to work in an interactive manner with focus on environmental quality, energy efficiency, and conservation of natural resources.
The end result is that smart growth takes place and money is saved in the operations. Everyone benefits. The process continues as we collectively find better ways to provide services at lower cost.