The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

by

Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox

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Sharon Rogo Character Analysis

Sharon is Alex and Julie’s daughter and Dave’s sister. Because of his career, Alex struggles to spend time with Julie, even though Julie yearns for attention from him. However, as Alex learn to manage his plant and personal life, he begins spending more time with Julie and letting her brainstorm solutions to problems at the plant with him.

Sharon Rogo Quotes in The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

The The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement quotes below are all either spoken by Sharon Rogo or refer to Sharon Rogo. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
The Importance of Goal-Setting Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the The North River Press edition of The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement published in 1984.
Chapter 19 Quotes

“Alex, tell your children what’s bothering you,” my mother says, “It affects them too.”

I look at the kids and realize my mother’s right.

Related Characters: Alex’s Mother (speaker), Alex Rogo (speaker), Dave Rogo , Sharon Rogo
Page Number: 149
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter 26 Quotes

“I’m working.” I tell her.

“Can I help?” [Sharon] asks.

“Well…I don’t know,” I say. “It’s kind of technical. I think you’ll probably be bored by it.”

“Oh,” she says. “does that mean you want me to leave?”

Guilt strikes.

“No, not if you want to stay,” I tell her. “Do you want to try to solve a problem?”

“Okay,” she says, brightening.

Related Characters: Alex Rogo (speaker), Sharon Rogo (speaker), Julie Rogo
Page Number: 213
Explanation and Analysis:
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Sharon Rogo Character Timeline in The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

The timeline below shows where the character Sharon Rogo appears in The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
The Importance of Goal-Setting Theme Icon
Ineffective vs. Effective Business Metrics Theme Icon
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
...hour. Julie is irritated at him for not calling earlier and tells him that their daughter has a surprise for him—she waited by the window for him to come home all... (full context)
Chapter 7
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
Alex gets home and finds dinner waiting for him in the microwave. His second-grade daughter, Sharon, appears, holding her straight-A report card that she’s been waiting all night to show... (full context)
Chapter 16
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
...be “last in line” for Alex’s attention; she’s leaving for a while, and she left Sharon with Alex’s mother. Alex picks Sharon up from his mother’s house, and she is obviously... (full context)
Chapter 17
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
Monday starts terribly. Dave and Sharon try to make breakfast but make a huge mess instead. Alex drops them off at... (full context)
Chapter 18
The Importance of Goal-Setting Theme Icon
Working with Constraints Theme Icon
Efficiency vs. Optimization Theme Icon
That evening, Alex comes home to find his mother with Sharon and Dave, cooking dinner. Sharon tells Alex that Julie called but wouldn’t tell them where... (full context)
Chapter 19
Working with Constraints Theme Icon
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
Alex eats dinner with his mother, Dave, and Sharon. Noticing that Alex is distressed, his mother encourages him to share his problems with the... (full context)
Chapter 26
Working with Constraints Theme Icon
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
...to work out how to keep the entire manufacturing system working at an even pace. Sharon asks him what he’s working on, and when he explains it to her, she asks... (full context)
Working with Constraints Theme Icon
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
Sharon suggests that to help the whole line keep the same pace, they could make Herbie,... (full context)
Working with Constraints Theme Icon
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
...at the plant. They will try to regulate the speed of their system, just like Sharon and Dave suggested, but using computers and data instead of ropes and drums. Alex thinks... (full context)
Chapter 30
The Importance of Goal-Setting Theme Icon
The Cost of Corporate Success Theme Icon
...paying attention to her like he does now. But she also knows that Dave and Sharon need their mom and dad at home; raising them and being together seem like good... (full context)