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Our prevailing system of management has destroyed our people by W. Edwards Deming

 


AuthorW. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993) Quality Guru
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SourceW. Edwards Deming’s commentary on Peter Senge’s book,The Fifth Discipline (1990) 
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Our prevailing system of management has destroyed our people.

People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-respect, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning.

The forces of destruction begin with toddlers -- a prize for the best Halloween costume, grades in school, gold stars -- and on up through the university.

On the job people, teams, and divisions are ranked, reward for the top, punishment for the bottom.

Management by Objectives, quotas, incentive pay, business plans, put together separately, division by division, cause further loss, unknown and unknowable.

W. Edwards Deming (1900 - 1993) Quality Guru

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Quotations from W. Edwards Deming:

 Eliminate numerical quotas, including Management by Objectives.

W. Edwards Deming, (1900 - 1993) Quality Guru
Out of the Crisis



 Practically all of our major corporations were started by technical men - inventors, mechanics, engineers, and chemists, who had a sincere interest in quality of products. Now these companies are largely run by men interested in profit, not product. Their pride is in the P&L statement or stock report.

W. Edwards Deming, (1900 - 1993) Quality Guru
Out of the Crisis



 Learning is not compulsory ... neither is survival.

W. Edwards Deming, (1900 - 1993) Quality Guru



 Two basic rules of life are: 1) Change is inevitable. 2) Everybody resists change.

W. Edwards Deming, (1900 - 1993) Quality Guru



 Our prevailing system of management has destroyed our people.

People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-respect, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning.

The forces of destruction begin with toddlers -- a prize for the best Halloween costume, grades in school, gold stars -- and on up through the university.

On the job people, teams, and divisions are ranked, reward for the top, punishment for the bottom.

Management by Objectives, quotas, incentive pay, business plans, put together separately, division by division, cause further loss, unknown and unknowable.

W. Edwards Deming, (1900 - 1993) Quality Guru
W. Edwards Deming’s commentary on Peter Senge’s book,The Fifth Discipline (1990) 




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