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Deming Philosophy, Dr. Deming|
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.
Psychology, System of Profound Knowledge|
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 | 6 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."
Appreciation for a System, Appreciation for a System, systems thinking|
Bees, Ants, Elephants, and Crops: Systemic Thinking for Innovation
In this guest post by John Hunter, he explores how using Deming systemic thinking leads to innovation, when the urge to "just do what we've always done" is strong.
Customer Focus, systems thinking|
The Focus of Customer Service
In this guest post, John Hunter uses his recent frustrating customer service experience to explore why Deming's approach to customers, continual improvement, and determining your AIM is better for everyone.