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THE RED BEAD EXPERIMENT - LIFE AND LESSONS (DLC-000-003)
$110.00
Rated: NR    Format: DVD    Viewing Time Approx: 53 min
The famous Red Bead experiment is presented in two parts – Life and Lessons. The first part provides a demonstration of how powerfully the system of management influences individual performance. Dr. Deming dramatizes through a fictitious company how rigid work standards, performance goals, and best efforts fail to contribute to system improvements. Employees doing their best are powerless to turn out better work unless they know why they are doing their tasks and how to improve. The second part focuses on the nature of variation and how an organizational system operates. The lessons learned by the fictional company used in the experiment include failing because management did not understand or improve the system, and realizing that exhortations will not improve productivity. Also discussed is the need for operational definitions and how the practice of ranking people fails to improve system performance.