A good strategy needs efficient execution to carry it through. When covering Capability (2), Kee Hian made it clear to the audience that execution actually forms an integral part of the Blue Ocean Ideas.
Two of the points covered in Capability (2) by Tan Kee Hian particularly stood out. The following is the further elaboration on the points:
1. Not just fast - a well-known trait of Sibu people
-In the exact words of Kee Hian, Sibu people are proud of being able to do things very quick. But speed is pointless unless the output is of the right quality. Remember the "Right First Time" which is now embedded in most high performance organisations.
-Tan Kee Hian quoted some high-profiling projects in Malaysia as real examples.
-The key lesson is that being fast is not sufficient to create an enduring future. It must be of the right quality, based on customers' and design specification. In fact, too much emphasis on speed can be negative, as it drives people to produce only superficial, cosmetic products and services.
-Unfortunately, one of Sibuian's pride, doing things fast, can be a major stumbling block to the transformation of Sibu, as systematic, error-free execution is a key driver of blue ocean and future success.
The picture shows logging in progress in Sarawak in the early days. This is a rare black-and-white photo from Philip Hii.