I will be co-presenting an Out of the Crisis seminar for the W. Edwards Deming Institute next month, April 20-22, in Philadelphia.
Companies around the world are on the brink of destruction. When they get bailed out, or economies improve, they won’t survive if they continue to make products and provide services the same way as before, with the same style of management. They need to change.
It was the ideas of an American, W. Edwards Deming, that transformed Japanese industry after the devastation wrought by World War II. More than fifty years later, American businesses and much of the rest of the world find themselves in a somewhat similar position. Isn’t it time for American industry to wake up? Management practices need to change!
This seminar will help you work on transformation of management practices at your organization. It will show how current governance practice leads to the heaviest losses, how inconsistencies between policy and strategy create sub-optimal outcomes, how mismanagement of people leads to unethical and ineffective behavior. You will learn how to overcome these problems and focus on creating a system of continual improvement, just as Toyota and other Japanese firms did some fifty years ago.
You may find more information and register online. I hope to see you there.
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Hi John – since you are conducting a Deming seminar, thought you might be interested to know that my PhD research indicated that “Out of the Crisis” is the number one most influential resource in quality management. It is central to all of the areas of the body of knowledge, and has been linked to each of the major topic areas studied in the past 15 years: validation of quality methods, strategy development/Baldrige criteria, quality tools, international aspects of quality, service quality, quality culture, and the relationship of quality to business results.