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Are you a systems thinker?

Post by Bill Bellows A few decades before The Big Bang Theory introduced television audiences to fictional theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper, with guest appearances by Stephen Hawking, astronomer Carl Sagan was one of the most well-known non-fictional US physicists.   Amongst Sagan’s research interests was the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence, including the odds of finding it […]

Haircuts and Continuous Improvement

Post by Bill Bellows On a summer weekend in 1997, I visited my office for a short time before heading home after a few errands near work.   At the time, I was a member of the company’s Continuous Improvement Team, a later version of a Total Quality Management Office.  Upon dropping in, I met a […]

Don’t Gamble with your Company’s Culture

Guest post by Lori Fry, originally featured as a post at https://dignityatworkproject.com/ Follow this link to listen to our first podcast with Lori.   “Our growth is hurting our culture.” “We need more structure, but I’m afraid it will kill our culture.” “Our culture is perfect. We don’t have processes and rules. We hire great people and […]

The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog

Post by Kevin Cahill John Hunter has led the blogging efforts of The Deming Institute, including our first post on October 1, 2012, followed by biweekly posts ever since.   As we transition the role of hosting our blogs from John to Bill Bellows, our Deputy Director, we are grateful that John will continue to […]

Our Aim, Vision and Values

Our Aim The aim of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® is to foster an understanding of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge® to advance commerce, prosperity and peace. Our Vision At the Deming Institute, we honor the legacy of Dr. Deming by bringing his teachings to life today and for the future. We’re introducing his […]