Deming on Management

Deming on Management: Performance Appraisal

By John Hunter / July 15, 2021 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. Dr. Deming called for the elimination of the annual performance appraisal. This post, part of our Deming on Management series, provides some resources to help those getting started in transforming their management system to one based on Deming’s management ideas. This topic is one that is difficult […]

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Deming on Management: Getting Started

By John Hunter / March 1, 2021 / 1 Comment

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). One of the challenges adopting Deming’s management ideas is that it doesn’t provide a simple process to follow. There is no recipe – no first do x, then do y, then do z. Instead the ideas must be learned and […]

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Deming on Management: Customer Focus

By John Hunter / October 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, founder of the CuriousCat.com. Our Deming on Management series provides resources for those interested in learning more about particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas. View our previous Deming on Management posts, including: leadership, psychology and the PDSA cycle. As I stated in Creating a Deep Commitment to Delighting […]

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image of quote by Dr. Deming: People are entitled to joy in work.

Deming on Management: Joy in Work

By John Hunter / July 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This is the seventh post in our Deming on Management series. This series provides resources for those interested in learning more about particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas. View our previous Deming on Management posts, including: Leadership, Appreciation […]

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Dr. Deming on Leadership

By deming / April 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

“For Deming, instituting leadership meant creating management systems that allowed people to take pride in their work and that were consistent with the principles he expressed (understanding the organization as a system, understanding variation, etc.).”

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Deming on Management: Education

By deming / January 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

How does the Deming approach apply to education? John Hunter provides dozens of online resources to assist you in your quest to improve teaching and learning through Deming.

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image with text: "A bad system will beat a good person every time" W. Edwards Deming

Deming on Management: Appreciation for a System

By deming / December 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

The fourth post in our “Deming on Management” series, dive deeply into a wealth of resources on Appreciation for a System – one of the four aspects of Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge (SoPK).

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Deming on Management: The Red Bead Experiment

By deming / August 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Dive deep into Deming’s iconic Red Bead Experiment through a wealth of videos and resources.

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Deming on Management: Psychology

By deming / July 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

Psychology is one of the 4 components of SoPK. But what Deming meant by “Psychology” isn’t the same thing as what’s covered in a psyche 101 course.

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Deming on Management: PDSA Cycle

By deming / June 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Interested in understanding the PDSA (Plan – Do – Study – Act) cycle? Here are a whole bunch of resources for you.

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