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From Flat to Round: Is Educational Transformation Possible?

By Guest Post / November 3, 2020 / 3 Comments

In this guest post by Dr. Doug Stilwell, Doug shares a real-life case study of the successful transformation of a classroom and its teacher; a transformation that resulted in improved student engagement, parent satisfaction, and learning outcomes.

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But it Doesn’t Mean Anything

By Guest Post / October 2, 2020 / 11 Comments

In this guest post, Professor Doug Stilwell of Drake University reminds us that data is simply information, and what we really need in order to make good data-driven decisions is knowledge. He outlines various methods that can help educators make better sense of data, resulting in improved decision-making and student outcomes.

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Avoid Doing the Wrong things Righter… But, “By What Method?”

By Guest Post / July 23, 2020 / 1 Comment

Doug Stilwell shares insights into how you can make the “right” decisions for your organization.

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Deming Company was Ahead of COVID-19

By Christina Dragonetti / June 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Eight years before COVID-19 hit, Peaker Services had a Pandemic Preparedness Plan in place.

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India Fights COVID-19 with Control Charts

By Christina Dragonetti / 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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“We Thinking” in India, Mexico, UK, and US

By Christina Dragonetti / April 13, 2020 / 0 Comments

#OutOfTheCrisis: Our weekly roundup of stories of hope, inspiration, and genuine collaboration in the time of COVID-19.

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Out Of The Crisis: The Deming Institute’s Response to COVID-19

By John Hunter / March 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

First and foremost, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the people and families whose health and wellbeing have been impacted by the pandemic. We also want to thank those of you on the front lines – the healthcare workers, pharmacy staff, grocery clerks, truck drivers, government workers, and other unsung heroes who are […]

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Demonstrating Respect for People With High Minimum Salaries

By Matthew Moss / 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 / 1 Comment

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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