Psychology

Comparing Lean Thinking and Dr. Deming’s Management Ideas

By deming / May 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. This webcast shows Sarah Pavelka’s presentation, Deming and Lean: The Disparities and Similarities, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Sarah co-authored Tool Time for Lean with David Langford. In a previous post I wrote about this presentation which included a few selected clips […]

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When Deming Goes to School

By deming / April 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

David Langford explains how “When Deming Goes to School, Learning Takes a Front Seat” at The Deming Institute’s 2012 annual conference,

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Empowering Students to Lead Change by Christine Simpson and Sarah Ambrus

By deming / March 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter, who founded curiouscat.com in 1996. The video shows the presentation by Christine Simpson and Sarah Ambrus at the 2015 Deming research seminar: Empowering Students to Lead Change. They gave a similar, and a bit longer, presentation at the 2015 Deming in Education conference on Student Led Change. Quoting a student: […]

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Applying Deming’s Management Ideas at the Great Plains Coca Cola Bottling Company

By deming / January 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Bob Browne’s presentation, Profound Knowledge of the Real Thing, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Bob is the former CEO of the Great Plains Coca Cola Bottling Company. Among other things, this presentation is a good option for those seeking an example that provides historical business results […]

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Command-and-Control Management Style delivers the wrong message

By Guest Post / November 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Lori Fry, Principal with Navigator Management Partners, originally featured as a post at https://dignityatworkproject.com/    Follow this link to listen to our first podcast with Lori. My son, Ben, was written up at work for calling off so he could evacuate Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall.  You can read about it in The Washington […]

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Fixing Education: A Model That Works, by Bette Moen

By deming / November 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Bette Moen’s presentation, Fixing Education: A Model That Works, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Bette is the founder and director of Cedar Crest Academy. Cedar Crest pays close personal attention to each student and adjusts the system to their needs and strengths. The system is adapted […]

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Tis the season….for performance appraisals

By Bill Bellows / October 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest Post by Bill Bellows Some years ago, I read an article on performance appraisals and was inspired to contact the columnist in response to their invitation for feedback.    While I did not receive a reply, here is my feedback, which may inspire others to seize a moment in the coming months (or years) […]

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Collaborating to Improve Government Performance

By deming / August 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Phil Landesberg’s presentation, Collaborating to Improve Government Performance, at the 2015 Deming Research Seminar. I have known Phil for many years having served with him on the board of the Washington DC Deming User’s group. I also worked at the Office of Secretary of Defense Quality Management […]

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Manage Costs, Variation, and Waste – Mind the Choices

By Bill Bellows / August 18, 2017 / 0 Comments

Post by Bill Bellows, Deputy Director, The Deming Institute. As noted in my June 26th post, “It Depends…”, when asked in February 1990 about the trend towards reducing the number of levels of management in organizations, Dr. Deming answered, in his usual Socratic fashion: “Why have more levels than you need?” Now, consider what Socratic questions might […]

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The price of dignity at work: one company says $20

By Bill Bellows / August 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

Guest post by Lori Fry, Principal with Navigator Management Partners, originally featured as a post at https://dignityatworkproject.com/.    Follow this link to listen to our first podcast with Lori. Monitoring employees’ time in the restroom is not okay. If you believe monitoring employees’ time in the restroom will materially improve your company’s bottom line, refer to […]

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