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John Hunter

Build an environment where intrinsic motivation flourishes

Organizations have often so systemically de-motivated people that employees seem to have lost that desire to do good work. Don’t treat this symptom by motivating them with cheap extrinsic motivation tricks, writes contributor John Hunter, focus on eliminating the factors that demotivate them.

by: John Hunter
Published: July 29, 2013
Tags: John Hunter, Curious Cat Management, intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, Deming, The Deming Files, W. Edwards Deming

Kelly Allan

Looking at the Other Side of the ‘Moon’

If you're managing by visible numbers alone you're likely not getting the real picture of what's going on. What is obvious is typically not the full story and perhaps is even incorrect, writes contributor Kelly Allan. Includes a Reader's Mini Guide to the works of Dr. W. Edwards Deming.

by: Kelly Allan
Published: May 16, 2013
Tags: Deming, Dr. W. Edwards Deming, Kelly Allan, Dr. Joyce Orsini, Management, managing by numbers, data, data-driven decisions

Kelly Allan

BOOK REVIEW - The Essential Deming: Leadership Principles from the Father of Quality

Joyce Nilsson Orsini's new book THE ESSENTIAL DEMING provides an excellent bridge to the next level of Deming’s insights, writes contributor Kelly Allan. Dr. Orsini reviewed and studied documents, videotapes, letters, interviews, and notes archived in a variety of locales, during the production of the book. The result, says Allan, is a very readable book that brings additional richness and clarity to many of Deming’s principles.

by: Kelly Allan
Published: January 29, 2013
Tags: Kelly Allan, Dr. Joyce Orsini, W. Edwards Deming, Out of the Crisis, The New Economics, book review, The Essential Deming, Essential Deming book review, book review, The Deming Files, book reviews

Kelly Allan

Why There's No Right Way to Do MBO

It’s one of the most widely employed management tools out there, but is Management by Objectives (targets) destroying our companies? Yes, argues Kelly Allan in the latest Deming Files Column. Here’s why MBOs can make people deliver "meaningless, even damaging, results."

by: Kelly Allan
Published: March 16, 2012
Tags: Kelly Allan, Deming Institute, The W. Edwards Deming Institute

Kelly Allan

3 Deming-Based Alternatives to Management by Objective

As typically understood, taught, and practiced, Management By Objective destroys people and organizations, says columnist Kelly Allan in this month’s Deming Files. Here are three Deming-based alternatives.

by: Kelly Allan
Published: April 12, 2012
Tags: Kelly Allan, Deming Institute, The W. Edwards Deming Institute

Kevin Edwards Cahill

Now more than ever, we need to remember the teachings of Dr. Deming…

Dr. W Edwards Deming, an American academic and consultant who rose to prominence for his work with Japanese business in the 1980s, is sometimes known as the "father of quality". But his teachings and work extend much deeper than quality. In this special column, Kevin Cahill, Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute (and also Deming’s grandson) takes a look back at a year of columns on PEX Network, reflects on why Deming remains relevant and previews what this year has in store.

by: Kevin Edwards Cahill
Published: January 17, 2012
Tags: Deming, Kevin E. Cahill, Deming Institute, The Deming Files, W. Edwards Deming, The W. Edwards Deming Institute

Ken Craddock

Beyond Management by Objective: A Look at Hoshin Kanri (Part 2)

Hoshin Kanri (HK) is a method for translating long-term vision into manageable methods and actions. But beware conflating Hoshin Kanri with the ‘right way’ to do MBO - here's why. Part II in the Beyond MBOs series in The Deming Files.

by: Ken Craddock
Published: February 13, 2012
Tags: Ken Craddock, Management by Objectives, Hoshin Kanri

Murray B. Stanley

Seven Reasons Competitive Tendering Fails (And What You Can Do About It)

Competitive tendering (bidding) is a widely used procurement method within government agencies and private sector organisations. The idea behind competitive tendering is that it forces suppliers to compete and (so the theory goes) consequently the purchaser and taxpayer will gain better "value for money". In reality this rarely occurs, writes contributor Murray B. Stanley. Here’s why.

by: Murray B. Stanley
Published: November 28, 2011
Tags: competitive tendering, bidding, procurement, Government, Murray B. Stanley, Deming Files, W. Edwards Deming

Dave Nave and Steve Dightman

Performance, Excellence and the Trouble with Tools

Business is a complicated endeavor, write contributors Dave Nave and Steve Dightman. Analytical tools (from Six Sigma, Lean, etc.) provide a perspective, highly dependent on selected parameters. But no single tool provides a complete picture of the reality. Here's what you need to know.

by: Dave Nave and Steve Dightman
Published: November 14, 2011
Tags: W. Edwards Deming, Dr. Deming, Deming Files, Deming Institute, SoPK, intimate knowledge, process excellence tools, Steve Dightman, Dave Nave, managing tools, analysis tools

Ben Blanquera

Banish the Silos - How I.T. Can Lead Competitive Advantage

The DNA strands of business are most often embedded in processes related to the bits and bytes contained in our information systems. But I.T. - the department that often has one of the widest fields of view relative to efforts, budgets, changes, and focus - is not strategically leveraged in many organizations, says contributor Ben Blanquera. Here's how I.T. can add value via a seat at the strategic table.

by: Ben Blanquera
Published: November 1, 2011
Tags: Ben Blanquera, IT, Information Technology, Deming, W. Edwards Deming, systems theory, System of profound knowledge, SoPK, business silos, optimization of a system

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