The W. Edwards Deming Institute® Organisations as Unusual Workshop (Shift from Big Problems to Great Opportunities)

 May 16-17, 0017 Edinburgh, UK

 Presented by The W. Edwards Deming Institute® in partnership with Sustainability & CSR Insights©



“We are in a new economic age. We can no longer live with commonly accepted levels of delays, mistakes, defective materials and defective workmanship….The prevailing style of management must undergo transformation. A system cannot understand itself. The transformation requires a view from outside.”



Since 1993, The W. Edwards Deming Institute®, has both designed and hosted conferences, seminars, and workshops to present Dr. Deming’s “Management Method” to audiences across the US and internationally as well. Building upon this legacy, The Deming Institute is proud to announce a new eight-hour immersion program, targeted at leaders at all levels of organizations, with a focus on revisiting the foundations of teamwork, the connecting power and potential of all organizations.

As we are reminded by Dr. Deming, a reliance on working together is fundamental to both solving problems and preventing problems, and the ability to “do more with less,” in all organizations, whether public or private, for-profit or non-profit. Presented through an exciting partnership with Sustainability & CSR Insights© and The W. Edwards Deming Institute®, this workshop reveals blind spots to teamwork that form the foundation of “Organizations as Usual” and presents fundamental concepts and strategies from the Deming Management Method for shifting these organizations in the direction of “Unusual,” embedding sustainability/CSR with the vibrant attributes and results formed from a collaborative environment.

Between his “discovery” by US industry in 1980 and his death in 1993, Dr. Deming became more and more aware of the limitations of “Organization as Usual,” ever consumed and frustrated by “commonly accepted levels of delays, mistakes, defective materials and defective workmanship.” As expressed in his articles and seminars, Dr. Deming saw these results as symptoms of how individuals and organizations think and act. Specifically, how they act when managing their resources, including time, money, knowledge, equipment, and people.

Using a highly interactive format, The Organisations as Unusual workshop provides a stark contrast between “Organisations as Usual” and “Organisations as Unusual,” including a proposal for how to shift organizational resources from an emphasis on solving problems to an emphasis on preventing problems, as well as discovering hidden opportunities for gainful investment.  Such a dramatic change requires awareness of how organizations both understand and manage systems, variation, people (psychology), and knowledge, the four interdependent elements of Dr. Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge®, the cornerstone of his distinctive management method.

In addition to learning material, delegates will receive a copy of Dr. Deming's book The New Economics.

Upon successful completion of this eight-hour workshop, delegates will receive a certification from The W. Edwards Deming Institute®.


Who Should Attend

The Organisations as Unusual workshop would benefit senior management, company directors, and leaders at all levels.



Bill Bellows, Ph.D., Deputy Director, The W. Edwards Deming Institute®



Tuesday, May 16, 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, May 17, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm



Capital Cooling Ltd
12 Dunnet Way
East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn
EH52 5NN Edinburgh
United Kingdom



Cost:  £750 ($936)

Registration is through Sustainability & CSR Insights©.

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