Increasingly, the demise of many businesses and organizations is being blamed on current western management practice--which can be traced directly back to the 19th century and Frederick Taylor's theory of scientific management. Although W. Edwards Deming proposed a new, more modern philosophy of management decades ago, the western world, instead, continued to practice Taylor's philosophy--by now adulterated and corrupted many times over into a new form of its own (neo-Taylorism). This volume explores--in depth--neo-Taylorism (where it came from and what its beliefs are), Deming's philosophy (his system of profound knowledge and his 14 points), and suggests how Deming's philosophy--if adopted--could be an antidote for today's managerial ineffectiveness. Shows organization and technical managers how to change--using Deming's principles--in order to improve quality in delivered services and products and in employee satisfaction. Analyzes the flaws of Taylorism and Neo-Taylorism-- with point-by-point comparison with Deming's philosophy. Clearly explains the Deming quality philosophy from a conceptual framework that can then be applied (rather than from a recipe or case study format, which has proven to be ineffective). For Executive and Technical Managers (all industries); Quality Managers and Practitioners; Quality, Productivity, Organizational Development Consultants.