Re[2]: Organizational Mutations & Intro - Marilyn Darling

Thu, 17 Nov 94 07:42:46 pst

John Conover writes:
>> 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.)

John, he was just trying to prevent the tunnel-vision focus on numbers. I guess
that's why it's called Total Quality Management, not Totally Quantitative
Management. ;-) Sean G