Management Review - a Continuous Improvement Tool or Generator of Arbitrary Numerical Targets Eliminate arbitrary numerical targets Eliminate work standards that prescribe quotas for the work force and numerical goals for people in management. Substitute aids and helpful … Read more about Point 11 – Arbitrary Numerical Targets
Institute leadership Adopt and institute leadership aimed at helping people do a better job. The responsibility of managers and supervisors must be changed from sheer numbers to quality. Improvement of quality will automatically improve productivity. Management … Read more about Point 7 – Leaders Help Others
Eliminate Exhortations Unless You are Willing to Listen Eliminate the use of slogans, posters and exhortations for the work force, demanding Zero Defects and new levels of productivity, without providing methods. Such exhortations only create adversarial relationships; the bulk of the causes of low … Read more about Point 10 – Walk the Talk
How do we maintain and communicate corporate culture using ISO 9001? I have a Saturday morning secret weapon, to improve my business. I attend the Levy Entrepreneurial Group meeting. Thank you Joe for creating it, Jack and Terry for leading it, and Don for introducing me to … Read more about Creating and Maintaining a Corporate Culture Using ISO 9001
Break down barriers Break down barriers between departments and staff areas. People in different areas, such as Leasing, Maintenance, Administration, must work in teams to tackle problems that may be encountered with products or service. Dr. W. Edward Deming If you every want to see a head … Read more about Point 9 – Are You Talking to Me?
Institute modern methods of training on the job for all, including management, to make better use of every employee. New skills are required to keep up with changes in materials, methods, product and service design, machinery, techniques, and service. Dr. W. Edwards Deming A business … Read more about Point 6 – Training Now? Are You Crazy?
Improve every process Improve constantly and forever every process for planning, production, and service. Search continually for problems in order to improve every activity in the company, to improve quality and productivity, and thus to constantly decrease costs. Institute innovation and … Read more about Point 5 – Improve Every Process
End the practice of awarding business solely on the basis of price tag. Instead require meaningful measures of quality along with price. Reduce the number of suppliers for the same item by eliminating those that do not qualify with statistical and other evidence of quality. The aim is to minimize … Read more about Point 4 – End Lowest Tender Contracts