THE DEMING INSTITUTE BLOG
data, Deming Legacy, Understanding Variation|
If Only I Knew Then What I Know Now
As we get older, more experienced, and maybe wiser, some of us may reflect on what we could have done differently when we were younger - if we knew then what we know now. I have recently been reflecting on my teaching of introductory statistics when I was a graduate school teaching fellow in the distant past.
Appreciation for a System, Continual Improvement, Education | 2 Comments|
Best Efforts on a Sinking Ship
In this guest post by Ruthie Russo, she uses the metaphor of bailing out a sinking ship to show how traditional improvement efforts in education are missing the big picture - and harming students and teachers in the process.
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Kevin Goes to the Tugboat Evergreen Conference
Last year, our Executive Director Kevin Cahill spoke at the Tugboat Institute's Evergreen Conference where he discussed his grandfather's philosophy, his impact on the world, and how modern businesses can grow and thrive by putting people first.
Appreciation for a System, Deming's Ideas in Action|
Deming Systems Thinking and Cyberwarfare
How does Deming apply to the cybersecurity world? This guest post by Brian Barnier shows how systems thinking can help cybersecurity professionals outthink the enemy. (This is part 2 of a 2-part series.)
Appreciation for a System, Continual Improvement, Understanding Variation|
Deming for Ransomware and Cyberwarfare? Yes!
In this guest post, Brian Barnier takes the Deming philosophy into the cyber security world. Inappropriate methods applied to cyber security problems are like flaws in a building’s engineering: they set people up for failure and burnout. Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge is the antidote, but few understand how it applies to cybersecurity.
Appreciation for a System, Continual Improvement, DemingNEXT|
Taking Deming into the 21st Century – and Beyond
Introducing a unique new way to learn Deming online! DemingNEXT offers exclusive courses designed by Deming and adult learning experts.
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The Insanity of Extrinsic Motivation
In this post, Doug Stilwell shares the story of his friend's annual sales competition and asks: Is everyone motivated to work harder if they might win a trip to Hawaii? Does the competition result in more overall sales for the company?
Deming's Ideas in Action, Psychology, systems thinking|
Quiet Quitting From a Deming Perspective
The phenomenon of "quiet quitting" (also called "employee disengagement") is frustrating leaders and managers across industries. But looking at the problem through the Deming lens means finding workable solutions that can strengthen relationships.
Appreciation for a System, Theory of Knowledge | 7 Comments|
The Starfish and the System
In this guest post, Dr. Doug Stilwell looks at The Starfish Story of a humble hero through the Deming lens, and sees how, by understanding the System of Profound Knowledge, we can achieve a much greater impact.
Deming on Management, Psychology, respect for people, systems thinking | 1 Comment|
Looking at Layoffs Through the Deming Lens
In this guest post Bill Bellows looks at recent layoff announcements from a Deming point of view. Who is responsible for company failures? What is Ford doing differently? What happens when companies target "poor performers" and how easy it is to "do the wrong thing right."