Deming’s 14 points (cont)

Published On: November 26th, 2014|Categories: Blog|

Our continuing ode to Dr. W. Edwards Deming and his book titled “Out of the Crisis” summarizing his famous 14-point management philosophy.

Deming Point # 13 – Implement education and self-improvement

Continuous improvement also applies to your workforce. Always be moving their skills forward.

Remind and encourage your people that they need to grow themselves. Change is a given and technology evolves, they need to acknowledge that and if not prepared accepting that they need to react to the challenge.

Improve your workers skill set with adaptability as a key. While some changes are incremental, some are monumental. Adaptability makes them better able to adopt and then continue to envision and achieve improvements on that change.


More blog posts about Deming’s 14 points:

#1- Create a constant purpose toward improvement.

#2-Adopt the new philosophy

#3-Stop depending on inspections

#4-Use a single supplier for any one item

#5-Improve constantly and forever

#6-Use training throughout the work cycle

#7-Implement Leadership

#8-Eliminate fear

#9-Break down barriers between departments

#10-Get rid of unclear slogans

#11-Eliminate management by objectives

#12-Remove barriers to pride of workmanship

#14-Make “transformation” everyone’s job

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