Since I talk about Dr. Deming a lot, I thought I'd take a little survey and gauge your exposure to Dr. W. Edwards Deming:
I was exposed to Dr. Deming and his ideas before I learned about Lean. I was still in college and had only worked part-time jobs, but it all made such sense. Dr. Deming has been a huge influence on me and I find myself thinking back to lessons far more often than Shingo and Ohno (no offense meant to them).
But I'm not sure how widespread the exposure to Dr. Deming is. People in healthcare, generally, have heard of Dr. Deming and PDCA/PSDA, but you often don't see evidence of that mindset actually being in place.
What say you about Dr. Deming? Does your organization follow his teachings? Do you try to personally?
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