Thu 3 Aug 2006
[In response to a post on Deming management techniques]
You may find the Deming posts on my management improvement blog interesting:
What I like about Deming is that he saw a world in which corporate profit and world peace were not opposites. Without getting too political, it seems like many special interest groups tend to view it that way but Deming saw it differently: he felt that businesses could improve the world and still earn profits. His 14 Points:
http://curiouscat.com/management/demings14points.cfm and his System of Profound Knowledge
http://curiouscat.com/management/demingsystempk.cfm is a testament to that way of thinking.
I wish every business course taught that profit and good citizenship are not mutually exclusive, but rather highly complimentary.