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Deming's Profound Changes : When Will the Sleeping Giant Awaken? - Kenneth T. Delavigne

Deming's Profound Changes

When Will the Sleeping Giant Awaken?

Paperback Published: 30th May 1994
ISBN: 9780132926904
Number Of Pages: 300

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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.

Japan's Transformation from Taylor to Deming
Understanding Deming's Profound Changes
Gaining New Knowledge
From Adam Smith to Deming -- An Extension Chain
Understanding the System and Reducing Complexity
Six Axioms for Comparing Taylor and Deming
Deming's Profound Changes to Management
Understanding and Improving Systems
What Must Be Done
Bibliography and References
A Deming Chronology
Deming's 14 Obligations of Top Management
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ISBN: 9780132926904
ISBN-10: 0132926903
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 30th May 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.64