Continuous Improvement LO19787

Eugene Taurman (
Tue, 10 Nov 1998 07:31:24 -0600

Replying to LO19771 --


Your proposed definition for CI is not new but the intent of CI. It
applies to every place in the organization. Many managers have chosen to
use it in manufacturing first because it is easier there and the work
force brighter than the office with fewer ego problems. Others have chosen
to use only in the factory, a mistake but common.

CI and other derivatives of Deming's ideas are the reason Senge noticed
that learning was important. CI drives learning. I requires experimenting,
knowing results, using the results, changing etc.


At 09:38 AM 11/9/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I am a graduate student in Adult and Organizational Learning at Suffolk
>University in Boston, and I am writing a paper on the above topic. I am
>really seeking a "new" definition of continuous improvement that does not
>solely involve improvements to the manufacturing process, but rather the
>organization as a whole.
>I would really appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.

Eugene Taurman

What you are is determined by the thoughts that dominate your mind.
Paraphrase of Proverbs Ch 23 vs 7 KJV


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