Deming Philosophy

What Topics Would You Like to See Explored Here?

By John Hunter / December 10, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. What topics would you like us to discuss on this blog? What questions would you like us respond to? One of the goals for this blog is to engage the community of readers in sharing there thoughts on the ideas we discuss. Please share your comments on the blog […]

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The Essential Deming – New Book on Dr. Deming’s Work

By John Hunter / December 6, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. The Essential Deming: Leadership Principles from the Father of Quality is filled with articles, papers, lectures, and notes touching on a wide range of topics, but which focus on Deming’s overriding message: quality and operations are all about systems, not individual performance; the system has […]

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Interview with Masaaki Imai

By John Hunter / November 27, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Masaaki Imai is a consultant, author and founder of the Kaizen Institute. The second edition of his book, Gemba Kaizen, was published this year. He agreed to an interview with The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog. Question: Did you work with Dr. […]

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Speech by Dr. Deming to Japanese Business Leaders in 1950

By John Hunter / November 5, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. Several speeches are mentioned in the various biographical sketches of Dr. Deming and his impact on Japanese management. In particular a talk he gave at the Mt. Hakone Conference center in 1950 seems to have been important. Attendees included the top industrial managers, representing an estimated 75% of the […]

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Eliminate Sales Commissions: Reject Theory X Management and Embrace Systems Thinking

By John Hunter / November 1, 2012 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). Dr. Deming explained that paying sales commissions to staff introduced distortions into the organization that damaged overall performance. Each topic has different connections to Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge, as he laid it out in The New Economics. The problems […]

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Dr. Deming Called for the Elimination of The Annual Performance Appraisal

By John Hunter / October 29, 2012 / 6 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, founder of the CuriousCat.com. In Out of the Crisis, page 101, Dr. Deming states the following as one of the seven deadly diseases: Evaluation of performance, merit rating, or annual review… The idea of a merit rating is alluring. the sound of the words captivates the imagination: pay for what […]

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Knowledge of Variation

By John Hunter / October 25, 2012 / 1 Comment

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. The System Of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK) is the culmination of W. Edwards Deming’s work on management. The four areas of the system are: appreciation for a system, knowledge of variation, theory of knowledge and psychology. This post explores knowledge of variation in the context of Dr. Deming’s management philosophy. […]

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Psychology – Managing Human Systems

By John Hunter / October 24, 2012 / 5 Comments

By John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). The System Of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK) is the culmination of W. Edwards Deming’s work on management. The four areas of the system are: appreciation for a system, knowledge of variation, theory of knowledge and psychology. This post explores psychology in the context […]

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Theory of Knowledge

By John Hunter / October 23, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. The System Of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK) is the culmination of W. Edwards Deming’s work on management. The four areas of the system are: appreciation for a system, knowledge of variation, theory of knowledge and psychology. This post explores the theory of knowledge in the context […]

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Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge

By John Hunter / October 22, 2012 / 0 Comments

By John Hunter, founder of CuriousCat.com. The System Of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK) is the culmination of W. Edwards Deming’s lifelong work. The SoPK ties together Dr. Deming’s seminal theories and teachings on quality, management and leadership into four interrelated areas: appreciation for a system, knowledge of variation, theory of knowledge and psychology. Over the next […]

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