My book, RAIDers of a Lost Art, is the first book of a series. It is about a four-phased business process I created and implemented in the late 90s. The four phases are: Receive, Analyze, Implement and Deliver. The first letter of each phase spells RAID thus the four-phased process methodology is called by that name. The key attributes of the RAID process methodology are Repeatability, Measurability, Flexibility and Simplicity. People who implement the RAID process are called RAIDers.
Note: You may click HERE to read the first chapter of RAIDers of a Lost Art.
Most of my books will be in the management, leadership, motivation and general business related genres. The goal of my books is to generate discussion about the topics they cover. The following is a list of upcoming books and their working titles:
This book discusses how happiness is not really a result of our situation. The state of happiness is really our choice, no matter our situation.
In this book the 2nd law of Thermodynamics (entropy) is applied to managing the intrinsic chaotic nature of organizations.
- Trans-Temporal Dissonance
This looks at the fallacy of applying today's cultural norms to events in the past or to possible future events.
Many people think that a great leader is someone who has more success than failures. I will contend that it is not the preponderance of success that makes a leader great‒it is how the leader responds to adversity that determines their true level of greatness.
I hope you enjoy reading my books and I look forward to a long, ongoing dialogue with my readers.
About the RAIDers of a Lost Art
Why do some companies and their leaders avoid implementing more efficient processes? Is it due to the illusion of saving time and money? These questions and many more are answered in this thought-provoking book by Dr. Milton Mattox.
Creating process structure in organizations is a bit of a "lost art." Many leaders believe that there just isn't enough time to spend on creating repeatable, measurable, flexible, and simple processes; neither do they believe that to do so is a good return on investment. Typically, today's business focus is to get products and services to market as quickly as possible.
Dr. Mattox shows that process improvement can and should be much simpler. With the goal of simplifying process implementation and improvement, the author has developed a process workflow, RAID: Receive, Analyze, Implement, and Deliver.
During the dot-com boom of the 1990s, the art of process improvement was lost. RAID is an attempt to help organizations find the lost art of process rigor. The book is thus entitled RAIDers of a Lost Art. Fortunately, the author shows that searching for the lost art of process rigor is certainly not as challenging as searching for the lost Ark of the Covenant.
Is It Time to RAID Your Business Processes?
Organizations that implement the RAID methodology end up with processes that have four key attributes:
During the early 1900s, an attempt was made to make implementing processes within organizations a science. This work eventually led to the introduction of quality process programs, such as TQM, ISO, and Six Sigma. Through years of experience, the author has found that implementing process improvements is more an art than a science because it is unwise to ignore the human aspects of process improvement initiatives.
As aforementioned, starting in the dot-com boom of the 1990s, the art of process improvement has been lost. RAID will help organizations find the lost art of process rigor where repeatable, measurable, flexible, and simple processes come to fruition. After reading this book, you will be able to RAID your business processes in order to generate a strong ROI for your organization and company.