Christina Dragonetti

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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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When your aim is your name – A message from Trustee Keith Sparkjoy

By Christina Dragonetti / December 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

As a lifelong learner, I draw insight and inspiration from many writers, teachers, and thought leaders. In 2004, together with some good friends, we cofounded a wonderful company called Pluralsight whose aim is to democratize professional technology learning. During my decade there, I studied organizational health, with a focus on the work of Dr. Deming. I […]

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Build Caring Teams – a message from Trustee Paula Marshall

By Christina Dragonetti / December 17, 2021 / 0 Comments

People are often surprised that the mission statement of Bama Companies, an international food manufacturer, is “People helping people be successful through caring and accountability.” When a heart attack prevented my father from continuing to run Bama Companies, a family business, he asked me to take over. It was 1984, and I was young and […]

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Trustee Steven Haedrich’s Deming Journey

By Christina Dragonetti / December 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

So many of us strive to be a force for good—for our families, businesses and communities. Dr. Deming’s teachings helped me understand how I could lead a company through crisis with compassion. That’s why I joined The Deming Institute’s Board of Trustees, to help others do the same. My Deming journey began in 1996 when, […]

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Reflections on the Deming Community from Diana Deming Cahill

By Christina Dragonetti / November 19, 2021 / 0 Comments

Often, when the days grow shorter and holiday preparations are underway, I find myself taking time to reflect. Not just on the year that is coming to a close, but on the Deming community that I have been a part of for more than 40 years. I began to accompany my father, Dr. W. Edwards […]

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