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  • Transforming Jet-Hot by Viewing the Organization as a System

    Guest post by John Hunter. Jet-Hot‘s story provides an example of applying Deming’s work to transform a real enterprise. Gordon McGilton and Dennis Sergent share evidence from their experience that will help others transform their enterprises by focusing on their system and aim. Jet-...

    Tags: management systems, systems thinking, video, case study, continual improvement, culture, Deming Research Seminar, flowchart, important, management system, manufacturing, organization as a system, quality tools, technology

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  • Statistical Techniques Allow Management to do a Better Job

    In this post I discuss another wonderful paper by Dr. Deming. The W. Edwards Deming Institute makes this paper, and many more, available on our website. As you would expect from a non-profit focused on promoting the application of his ideas these articles are freely available with no barriers to ...

    Tags: data, Dr. Deming, understanding variation, articles, culture, evidence based management, important, organization as a system, spc, statistics

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  • Export anything to a friendly country except American management

    One of the reasons quotes by W. Edwards Deming are so popular is that he had an incredible understanding of the practice of management. Another reason they are popular is he had a sense of humor that was captured well in several popular quotes. This quote is included on the back of The Deming Ma...

    Tags: Dr. Deming, psychology, business, change, culture, important, management, quotes, transformation

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  • W. Edward Deming Discussing the Leadership We Need in Our Organizations

      This is a very interesting interview with W. Edwards Deming by Bill Scherkenbach (recording in February 1984, during this time Bill Scherkenbach worked at Ford and Deming was consulting with Ford). In this post I continue to explore this powerful video; it is part two of: Bill Scherkenb...

    Tags: data, Dr. Deming, psychology, respect for people, The W. Edwards Deming Institute, understanding variation, video, evidence based management, gemba, important, intrinsic motivation, leadership, management system, managing people

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  • The Most Popular Posts on The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog in 2016

    The 20 most popular post on our blog this year (by page views reported by our analytic tool): Myth: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It (2015) A Bad System Will Beat a Good Person Every Time (2015) Minimal Viable Product (2014) 2015 Deming Prize Awardees (2015)* Deming a...

    Tags: The W. Edwards Deming Institute, blogs, important

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  • Jobs to be Done

    In Clayton Christensen’s new book, Competing Against Luck, the authors delve into the importance of gaining a deep understanding of what your customers desire. The book lays out a Theory of Jobs to be Done in a very compelling way. To me this is a great example of extending Deming’s i...

    Tags: customer focus, management systems, process thinking, systems thinking, theory of knowledge, book, business, continual improvement, evidence based management, important, innovation, leadership, management, organization as a system, quality tools

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  • 10 Ways to Make Your Team Feel Appreciated and Important in the group Lean Leadership

    Whatever we learned about leadership even a decade ago is outdated. Under the old model, leaders made all the decisions and the rest of the team went along. Today the concept of employee empowerment is changing the game. Giving front-line employees the authority to make decisions once reserved o...

    Tags: Lead From Within, Leadership, Leadership Development, Management, Workplace, Appreciation, Employees, HR, Important, Lead from Within, Success

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