Important Announcement & Special Event for the next 7 Days

Good Morning Leaders of the Innovation Movement, Today - at InnovationEngineering.org  (also known as InnovationEngineeringLabs.com) for 7 days only - in honor of the 32nd anniversary of the NBC Special If Japan Can... Why Can't We? - you and your team can watch a one hour documentary - that tells the story of the transformation that Dr. Deming, Clare Crawford Mason and Lloyd Dobyns sparked.  (NBC owns the rights to the original video - and they are not making it available at this time).  If you don't see the video in the player on the homepage, log out of the website and that should fix it.

This DVD is a part of a collection of over 22 hours of video that includes the Deming Library DVD series.  - that the Innovation Engineering Institute has acquired the rights to use for education purposes.   The collection is made possible through the gracious support of Clare Crawford-Mason, Bob Mason and Kevin Cahill, the grandson of Dr. Deming and Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute.  To purchase this or other DVD's visit www.deming.org.

What this means for the Innovation Movement

The videos provide the most real and genuine look possible of how the transformation of the Western World of Business -- happened 32 years ago.  More than simply a system for better quality (or Toyota Manufacturing, Lean or 6-sigma) - it was a TRANSFORMATION of Mindset.

With Innovation Engineering - we don't claim to teach his 14 principles in depth (thought one day we hope to) - rather we apply his principles to the world of today - a world where as Bill Conway of Nashua Corporation said to me .. a world where the challenge facing the western world is a need for Innovation.

Here's our initial thoughts on use of the Deming Library and other DVDs. 

In the fall at Innovation Engineering Leadership Institutes - instead of me saying what Dr. Deming said - he will speak his thoughts - directly - first person - like only he could.

In the Innovation Engineering Green and Black Belt training programs students will study Dr. Deming's thinking more deeply.  (Yes there will be new homework for those who've not completed - and other homework for continuing certification).

With our new method of teaching on College Campuses - Dr. Deming will teach the next generation of students how to be a great leader.

Inside Innovation Engineering Labs.com - we will be posting short topic classes to help reinforce the movement.

Here's the Official Announcement of this week's special PUBLIC airing Celebrating the 32nd Anniversary of the Television Special  That Changed the Western World

The following documentary, “How Everybody Wins: Finding Joy, Meaning and Profit in the Workplace,” is being presented for one week to honor the anniversary of the June 24, 1980 premiere of “If Japan Can … Why Can’t We?” an NBC White Paper in which the quality and innovation methods of Dr. W. Edwards Deming were introduced to corporate America and sparked the Quality Revolution.

 

The Japanese credit Dr. Deming with teaching them in the 1950s to “work smarter not harder” and become the first producers of continually improving cars and electronics.  “How Everyone Wins” explains Dr. Deming’s ideas and is an introduction to begin to apply them in manufacturing, service, schools, hospitals, and government agencies.

 

We are pleased to be able to broadcast this video with permission of producer Clare Crawford-Mason.  Ms. Crawford-Mason, the producer of “If Japan Can … Why Can’t We?” later collaborated with Dr. Deming to produce the authoritative rendering of his management philosophy in DVD documentary format.

 

Kevin Cahill, the grandson of Dr. Deming and Executive Director of The W. Edwards Deming Institute (www.deming.org), recalls watching the premier of “If Japan Can … Why Can’t We?” with his grandfather, and witnessing his grandfather spending the following day accepting a rush of telephone calls from leaders of American industry.  A number of American corporations have successfully applied these ideas.  Ford CEO Allan Mulally says: “My entire business approach is based on Deming’s Continual Quality Improvement Forever foundation….  It is really gaining momentum here at Ford.”

 

We are delighted that Mr. Cahill has allowed us to provide the following documentary in DVD for a limited time to celebrate a pivotal point in the history of American management and quality.  This DVD, as well as others related to Dr. Deming’s teachings, is available for purchase at www.deming.org.