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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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In this guest post, John Hunter reviews the Systems Thinking for Civil Servants resource from the UK Government Office for Science and connects it to the Deming philosophy.
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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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In this guest post, John Hunter pulls a few excerpts from Dr. Deming's 1978 speech in Tokyo and connects them to Deming's later work refining his ideas.
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In this guest post John Hunter reviews "Transforming Resident Assessment: An Analysis Using Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge" and discusses how evaluations often lead to bad data.
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In this guest post, Taylor Lux views the American education system through the Deming lens, finding significant shortfalls in spite of educators' best efforts.
This Russ Ackoff lecture, from the late 1970s, focuses on the age of systems. The nearly 2-hour lecture spans the development of science and scientific thinking while exploring topics such as philosophy, psychology, our ways of thinking, religion, history, physics, linguistics, and more.
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The way to improve morale and engagement is to improve the work. Eliminate things that drive workers crazy by making their work more difficult and by creating work that should never have to be done if the system were designed better. (Guest post by John Hunter.)