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Deming on Management: The Red Bead Experiment

Guest post by John Hunter, founder of curiouscat.com (in 1996). Dr. Deming used the Red Bead Experiment to clearly and dramatically illustrate several points about poor management practices. The Red Bead Experiment shows that even though a “willing worker” wants to do a good job, their success is directly tied to and limited by the […]

Deming on Management: Psychology

Guest post by John Hunter, author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This is the second of a series of posts that will provide resources for those interested in particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas on management. The first post explored the PDSA cycle. Psychology Dr. Deming’s System of Profound […]

Deming on Management: PDSA Cycle

Guest post by John Hunter, author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. This is the first of a series of posts that will provide resources for those interested in particular topics (other topics will include: psychology, understanding variation, leadership and the red bead experiment). PDSA Cycle The PDSA (Plan – Do – Study – Act) […]