Quotes in management

blame the process not the person. We need to ask, "how did the process allow this to happen?"

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The important thing in my view is not to pin the blame for a mistake on somebody, but rather to find out what caused the mistake.

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It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.


The aim proposed here for any organization is for everybody to gain - stockholders, employees, suppliers, customers, community, the environment - over the long term.


Two resources, largely untapped in American organizations, are potential information and employee creativity


Once you get some data it does away with a lot of arguments and people can work as a team going after the biggest problems.


Walking on water and developing software from a specification are easy if both are frozen.


Kaizen does not attempt to light a fire under people. It lights the fire within them.

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I would hope that American managers--indeed, managers worldwide--continue to appreciate what I have been saying almost from day one: that management is so much more than exercising rank and privilege, that it is much more than "making deals." Management affects people and their lives.

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So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.

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