Fri, 27 October 2017
Commencing in 2014, The Deming Institute has recorded podcasts on a monthly basis, featuring 20 to 30-minute interviews by Tripp Babbitt with members of the Deming Community who are advancing the use and explanations of Dr. Deming's ideas. Beginning in 2016, Tripp introduced a second series of podcasts, with a focus on current events, coupled with commentary from Dr. Deming, sessions titled “10 Minutes with Dr. Deming.”
In our 6th 10 Minutes episode, Tripp explores both the role and need for performance appraisals, beginning with an explanation of their 3-part intended use; to provide feedback, to guide decisions on promotions, and to allocate salary increases.
Using short excerpts of presentations by Dr. Deming, Tripp reminds us of the strong association Dr. Deming encountered between performance appraisals and "management by fear," not to mention their ability to "annihilate long term planning," encourage high mobility of management, and destroy teamwork.
This episode includes excerpts of previous podcasts with business executives who were inspired by Dr. Deming to abolish performance appraisals in their companies; Dick Steele with Peaker Services and Paula Marshall with The Bama Companies.
Tripp closes the podcast with choice words on ending the practice of performance appraisals from Peter Scholtes.
If you have comments or suggestions for future 10 Minutes with Dr. Deming topics, please contact Tripp at email@example.com or through Twitter @demingpodcast.
Fri, 20 October 2017
Beginning with an explanation that he "doesn't go anywhere without an invitation," this 23-minute excerpt from a 1990 presentation by Dr. Deming includes his thoughts on the following topics:
Fri, 13 October 2017
Joshua Macht, Executive Vice President, Product Innovation, and Group Publisher of the Harvard Business Review Group, "Recasting Management Ideas"
Commencing in 2014, The Deming Institute has recorded podcasts on a monthly basis, featuring 20 to 30-minute interviews by Tripp Babbitt with members of the Deming Community who are advancing the use and explanations of Dr. Deming's ideas.
In our October podcast, his first session with Tripp, Joshua Macht, Executive Vice President, Product Innovation, and Group Publisher of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Group, shares his goal of how to recast management ideas to those new to management, with a focus on innovation, strategy, and core principles of leadership.
Long before he traveled to Gothenberg, Sweden in 2016 to attend an international healthcare conference, Josh was aware of Dr. Deming as an "old friend" of management, much the same as he assessed Peter Drucker. Yet, upon witnessing Dr. Don Berwick conduct the classic "red bead experiment," he quickly joined the ranks of those deeply struck by the revelation that the performance of willing workers in any organization is largely governed by the system itself, far more than the performance of the workers taken separately. So began his desire to review of videos and books about Dr. Deming, leading to his HBR article in 2016, a 6-page tribute to Dr. Deming, "The management thinker we should never have forgotten."
Interview highlights include:
Fri, 6 October 2017
In our inaugural "Lens", hosts Tripp Babbitt and Bill Bellows share their vision of these new podcasts, an opportunity for them to engage the Deming community in interpreting the wide-ranging aspects and implications of Dr. Deming's theory of management.
Topics for our first episode, Tripp and Bill explore the following topics: