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The video of William Edwards Deming and his philosophy of management sparked quite the debate in class. Paul Roberts seemed quite passionate in sharing Deming's view of tracing mistakes in processes back to the human/management variable. To my understanding that means we are to assume that all mistakes in a process in an organization stems from management. This was a hard pill for me to swallow. But after spending sometime thinking about the idea, I can understand that what Deming means. When a process is first created it doesn't matter if it is wrong, what matters the most is that the problem is found and addressed in a consistent manner. Like Paul mentioned during the first day of induction, it is more important to learn to learn and constantly seek education thank to know actual knowledge.
Deming's view on reward and recognition is still a concept I find hard to agree with. Although I see the benefits and potential of it's philoophy, I however still believe that some employess need this idea of a monetary incentive to really motvate them. This capitalist view is what most American's would say has made America 'great' (depends on your definition of great). This is probably the reason why the florida company refused to adopt that aspect of Deming's philosophy. The only way that I see Deming's approach of no individual rewards being effective is if almost everybody in the organiztaion has enough passion for their occupation so that the introduction of a better work environment would only enhance their self motivation.
This might be a cynical view of what I think motivates people. I am open to entertaining Deming's approach and seeing the kind of results it yields.