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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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Leading From the Top (Part II) – Transforming Our Thinking

By Guest Post / February 10, 2020 / 0 Comments

“We’re living in prison, under the tyranny of the prevailing style of management, a style of interaction between people, between teams, between divisions, between competitors. We need to throw overboard our theories and practices of the present, and build afresh.” – W. Edwards Deming

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Leading from the Top (Part I) – Transformation of the Leader

By Guest Post / January 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dr. Deming said, “Quality is determined by the top management. It cannot be delegated.” This humorous tale from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan illustrates this concept beautifully.

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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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Meet One of Our Non-Profit Partners

By Norea Hoeft / December 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

“Our revenue has grown by 60%… and an exciting result of the Deming approach is we were able to deliver that growth with significantly less time from our staff.” – Stacy Sheldon, Aileron

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National and International Forum for Health Quality 2019

By Norea Hoeft / December 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Executive Director Kevin Cahill will speak at the National and International Forum for Health Quality in Mexico City this week. The Mexican Ministry of Health hosts this annual event, with an attendance of over 2000 healthcare professionals.

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Improving the Wood River Women’s Foundation Using Deming’s Ideas

By deming / October 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hear how learning about Deming through our in-person workshops made a huge impact on Wood River Women’s Foundation, in this video interview from our learning event partner Aileron.

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Reflections on the Fabric of the Toyota Production System

By Bill Bellows / September 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Are you managing the parts of your company, or the way the parts interact with each other? We look to Toyota Motor Corporation for insight.

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Deming’s Ideas in Action: Trader Joe’s Culture

By deming / August 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Is Trader Joe’s “doing Deming”? Explore what this iconic company says about its values – and how they put those words into practice.

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