Knowledge to Transform / Power to Succeed

In addition to Model T’s, Henry Ford gave us plenty of food for thought, including the advice, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t -- you’re right.” He also suggested that “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” In this same spirit of collaboration, Vincent Van Gogh once proclaimed “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Fast forward to 2017, when choosing to transform any enterprise from working separately to working together offers an undeniable economic, as well as competitive, advantage of deliberately managing our organizations with an unambiguous sensation of unity. Towards this end, would anyone name their football club, Manchester Divided, and operate it accordingly?

In this presentation, Bill will share his insights on the differences between independence and interdependence, between a Manchester Divided and a Manchester United, between working separately and working together, between mechanistic thinking and holistic thinking. Which solution best fits in a given situation? Join us for an explanation of what Bill refers to as “Minding the Choice.”

1 favorite thumb_down thumb_up 0 comments visibility_off  Remove from Watchlist visibility  Add to Watchlist

Outline/structure of the Session


W. Edwards Deming

Seeing Systems

Quality & Teamwork

Working Together

Satisfaction and Delight

Russell Ackoff

Resource Management

Product, Process, and service Innovation

Actions and Interactions

Action Management

Resource Accumulation

Investment Thinking

The New Economics

Opportunities to Act

Learning Outcome

Learning Outcomes;
1 - The limitations of the popular focusing on customer satisfaction and striving to reduce variation, defect rates, costs, and waste
2 - The opportunities for moving from the "Old Economics" of the quality of parts to the "New Economics" of the quality of relationships
3 - Why Genichi Taguchi's Quality Loss Function is a "better description of the world"4 – An explanation of the limitations of continuous improvement and why continuous investment is a better business strategy
5 - An invitation to learn more about efforts underway within The W. Edwards Deming Institute to bring the ideas above into daily practice

Target Audience

Members of management, individual contributors


No pre-requisites

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

Comments Subscribe to Comments

comment Comment on this Submission