Re: Organizational Mutations & Intro - Marilyn Darling

John Conover (
Wed, 16 Nov 94 21:50 PST

Stephen Robbins writes:
> > To try to initiate change by addressing only the most obvious
> > "artifacts" of that principle operating, or by creating a new
> > mission statement that articulates a set of beliefs that is counter
> > to that operating principle is unlikely to succeed.
> Consider, for example, any form of legislation "mandating" a
> balanced budget. You can mandate anything you like, but that
> doesn't mean that anything will change. [A balanced budget actually
> sets a numeric goal, which Deming has long warned against.]

Hi Stever. Could you cite a reference, or explain why, Deming warned
against this? (I don't doubt you, I am just curious.)



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