This post is a continuation of my second guest post for Adelaide Universities MBA Blog. If you haven’t read my summary of the Demming Management Method, start here first.
Demming’s Fourteen Point Management Method
Demming’s 14 Point Management Method was first published in 1982. A statistician by trade his ability with numbers enabled him to challenge many traditional management practices, resulting in his fourteen point plan:
1. Create Consistency of Purpose for the Improvement of Product and Service
Demming and others, such as (Stephen R Covey) believe that one of the difficulties facing humankind is that we are too easily focused on the problems of today, at the expense of those of tomorrow.
“It is easy to stay bound up in the tangled knots of the problems of today, becoming ever more and more efficient in them” – Demming Continue reading
Writing this blog is part of my chasing the cool strategy. If I’m interested or excited about something, that I should do it. I thought – wouldn’t it be cool to have somewhere to record what I learn and think about on my way towards my MBA. True to my “Chasing the Cool’ theory, it has started to snowball, and cooler things are starting to happen.
Late last year I was asked by Adelaide University to be a contributor to their MBA program’s blog.
I’m now a regular guest blogger on another site! Cool.
I put the finishing touches on my second guest post for them last night, that should go live in the next week or two – on W. E. Demming and his management method.
But it occurred to me that I hadn’t yet linked back to, or talked about my opening guest post for them – ‘Why Do an MBA?’.
If you’re interested, please check it out and let me know what you think!
I haven’t done a post in a while. I have been too busy having a holiday from work, study and blogging. Whilst it was really nice not having to do any of those three, it wasn’t without some guilt.
So with blogging, I made a resolution to do better – at least one blog post per week. Which is a perfect segway into the first post of 2013 – the cultural phenomenon of the New Year’s resolution, personal motivation, and the future you.
New Year’s Resolutions
This year I noticed a number of articles in the media, frowning on the practice of new years resolutions, and this sentiment was also echoed by a number of my friends and colleagues.
Some of the arguments against making new years resolutions were: Continue reading