Christina Dragonetti

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W. Edwards Deming is Not a Method or Program

By Christina Dragonetti / September 6, 2022 / 2 Comments

In this guest post, Ed Baker describes how the Deming philosophy is a unique and all-encompassing way of thinking. Unlike TQM, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and other programs promoted to improve quality and productivity, Deming is not simply a checklist, program, or set of methods for managers.

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Creating Joy in Learning: Deming in Education (Part 2)

By Christina Dragonetti / August 31, 2022 / 0 Comments

“Deming helped me not be a victim of the system.”
This is the second of two articles about Deming in education, based on an interview with David P. Langford. In this

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Joy in Learning: Deming in Education (part 1)

By Christina Dragonetti / August 12, 2022 / 0 Comments

Dr. Deming believed everyone is entitled to joy in work, and extended that to education as well. David P. Langford has worked to implement Deming in schools and education systems around the world, and in this first of two posts about his work, Christina Dragonetti relates how he got started and the impact of introducing the Deming philosophy – based on joy in learning – into classrooms.

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Beginning the Deming Journey: a Newbie’s Perspective

By Christina Dragonetti / July 12, 2022 / 4 Comments

New to The Deming Institute, Christina Dragonetti describes the beginning of her Deming journey, reflects on a previous employer’s disaster when they only went halfway with Deming, and offers examples and tips for others early in their Deming journey.

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Our podcast is back – and better than ever!

By Christina Dragonetti / June 7, 2022 / 0 Comments

We are excited to announce that after nearly a year, our podcast has returned. Learn more about our new host, our first few episodes, and our ambitious plans for the podcast.

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Are Best Efforts Ruining Education?

By Christina Dragonetti / May 16, 2022 / 0 Comments

In this guest post, Taylor Lux views the American education system through the Deming lens, finding significant shortfalls in spite of educators’ best efforts.

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Join The Deming Institute Team

By Christina Dragonetti / May 9, 2022 / 0 Comments

Join our small team as our new Senior Administrative Specialist! We need an experienced professional to hold both internal and external roles for the organization, with the chief responsibility of administrative support and office management.

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Field report: 5th Annual Bryce Canyon Society Deming Forum

By Christina Dragonetti / April 3, 2022 / 0 Comments

On March 31st, Southern Utah University’s School of Aviation hosted the 5th Annual Deming Forum, with the largest turnout ever.

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From “Too Tight” to “Just Right:” Improving Staff Meetings Using PDSA

By Christina Dragonetti / March 18, 2022 / 0 Comments

Our team had a common problem: weekly staff meetings were disorganized, a little frustrating, and almost always lasted longer than one hour. Like ill-fitting shoes, they served to keep our feet dry but made running difficult. Recognizing a change was needed, we turned to the process improvement tool devised by Dr. Deming: Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA).

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Start 2022 with positive momentum – a message from Kelly Allan

By Christina Dragonetti / December 31, 2021 / 0 Comments

I started my consulting firm nearly 40 years ago and have spent my career helping organizations implement change. I could also say, I’ve helped companies—small and large, and across many industries—”do Deming.” There is no shortage of trends when it comes to organizational development, leadership theories and improvement methods. However, as these formulas come and […]

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