ISBN-10:
0262541165
ISBN-13:
9780262541169
Pub. Date:
07/31/2000
Publisher:
MIT Press
The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education / Edition 2

The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education / Edition 2

by W. Edwards DemingW. Edwards Deming
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Overview

In this book W. Edwards Deming details the system of transformation that underlies the 14 Points for Management presented in Out of the Crisis.

"... competition, we see now, is destructive. It would be better if everyone would work together as a system, with the aim for everybody to win. What we need is cooperation and transformation to a new style of management."

In this book W. Edwards Deming details the system of transformation that underlies the 14 Points for Management presented in Out of the Crisis. The system of profound knowledge, as it is called, consists of four parts: appreciation for a system, knowledge about variation, theory of knowledge, and psychology. Describing prevailing management style as a prison, Deming shows how a style based on cooperation rather than competition can help people develop joy in work and learning at the same time that it brings about long-term success in the market. Indicative of Deming's philosophy is his advice to abolish performance reviews on the job and grades in school.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262541169
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 07/31/2000
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: second edition
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author


W. Edwards Deming (1900–1993) was international consultant in management and quality. In 1987, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Ronald Reagan.

Table of Contents

Description of Figures v
Foreword ix
Notes to the Second Edition xi
About the Author xiii
Preface xv
How Are We Doing?
1(21)
The Heavy Losses
22(27)
Introduction to a System
49(43)
A System of Profound Knowledge
92(24)
Leadership
116(5)
Management of People
121(33)
The Red Beads
154(18)
Shewhart and Control Charts
172(18)
The Funnel
190(17)
Some Lessons in Variation
207(20)
Appendix: Continuing Purchase of Supplies and Services 227(8)
Index 235

What People are Saying About This

Endorsement

Healthcare has made some strides to improve outcomes while reducing costs. But there is so much more that can be done. The opportunities are great and pathways are known. Deming showed them to us first in Out of the Crisis. He gave us even more guidance in The New Economics. Anyone in charge of a health care entity, or any other entity for that matter would benefit greatly from reading and studying both books.

Donald M. Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

From the Publisher

Following Deming's teachings helped us weather the great economic recession—and then to move forward to double the size of the company, profitably, shortly thereafter. Deming's approach is a continuing source of competitive advantage and rapid growth.

Sherm Moreland , CEO, DesignGroup Commercial Architects & Planners

We started our Deming journey when I attended Dr. Deming's seminars and then began meeting privately with him decades ago.   His book, The New Economics , with this new chapter, applies Deming's brilliance to everyday leadership challenges—as well as to strategic ones. Deming once said, 'There is no substitute for knowledge. '  I believe there is no substitute for Deming. Our privately-held, international company runs on Deming.

Paula Marshall , CEO, The Bama Companies, Inc.

Deming's profound insights stand the test of time. Every leader who cares about improving quality in the deepest sense of the word—that of making people's lives better—should be well-read in Deming's philosophy and methods. To understand Deming is to grasp how society and the economy can work smarter, not just in the name of efficiency, but in the cause of humanity.

Jim Collins , author of Good to Great , coauthor of Built to Last

Using Dr. Deming's leadership philosophy helped us scale up quickly and profitably. Our employees were delighted with this enlightened and effective approach. Within a few years the company went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Keith Sparkjoy , cofounder, Pluralsight

Our company owes a huge debt to Dr. Deming's insights about how to lead and operate. Pride and joy in work, client satisfaction, growth, and quality are all high and sustainable.

Travis Timmons , health care entrepreneur and President, Fitness Matters

Healthcare has made some strides to improve outcomes while reducing costs.   But there is so much more that can be done. The opportunities are great and pathways are known. Deming showed them to us first in Out of the Crisis. He gave us even more guidance in The New Economics. Anyone in charge of a health care entity, or any other entity for that matter would benefit greatly from reading and studying both books.

Donald M. Berwick , President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

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