Deming Philosophy

Make Time to Improve

By deming / May 18, 2020 / 0 Comments

Are you responsible for how a part of your organization prioritizes what must be done? If so, you must find a way to devote time to improvement.

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Exploring a World View Through the Lens of Profound Knowledge

By deming / May 4, 2020 / 0 Comments

Barbara Lawton explains the value and necessity of using the System of Profound Knowledge to improve; and the importance of making it accessible.

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India Fights COVID-19 with Control Charts

By Norea Hoeft / April 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

According to how the data are being reported, it seems like the pandemic is getting worse in India, despite the lockdown. Balaji S Reddie, founder of The Deming Forum India and a member of our Advisory Council, is using control charts to set the record straight.

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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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Presentation by Ackoff on Systems, Design and the Society

By deming / April 6, 2020 / 0 Comments

This video shows part 2 of a Russell Ackoff presentation from 2003 (see our previous post on part 1: Ackoff on Systems Thinking and Management).

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Systemically Non-Systemic: COVID-19 through the Deming Lens

By Guest Post / April 3, 2020 / 1 Comment

Professor Doug Stilwell of Drake University takes a look at what we can learn from – and how we might address – the COVID-19 crisis using the Deming Philosophy.

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2019 ASA Deming Lecture, Walking with Giants: A Research Odyssey

By deming / March 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Nicholas Fisher, University of Sydney, presents the 2019 ASA Deming Lecture – Walking with Giants: A Research Odyssey

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Demonstrating Respect for People With High Minimum Salaries

By deming / March 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Five years ago, a CEO made the bold decision to introduce a $70,000 minimum salary for all of his 120 staff. What happened next is classic Deming.

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The “String” Theory of Systems Management in Schools

By Guest Post / February 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Does your organization need “re-tuning”? Drs. Doug Stilwell and Randy Peters of Drake University discuss the pitfalls of both over- and under-managing.

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Standardize Improvements to Achieve Results

By deming / February 17, 2020 / 0 Comments

Part 2 of True Improvement vs Illusion of Progress, a presentation by Peter Scholtes.

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