Project Management Institute

Achieving world-class status through organizational learning

Superior technology and management expertise have been the keys to world dominance in construction firms.However, with the changing global economy, and a declining domestic market, businesses have been looking for more international opportunities.Four paradigms using continuous improvement programs may help give an organization a competitive edge in the global market: Organizational Learning, Total Cost Management (TCM), Benchmarking, and Business Reengineering.A commitment to organizational learning, continuous quality improvement, and the four paradigm philosophies, as well as viewing an organization with a global eye should help firms maintain a competitive global advantage. Steps for implementation, models, and definitions are provided.
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