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Friday, November 26, 2010

Skewed, Biased Interpretation of Deming's 14 Points

Note : I love Deming.

  1. I take Demings 14 Points,
  2. See what people say about it ( )
  3. Make a biased and skewed interpretation of my own in italics.(Not in Italy)
  4. Paste.

1."Create constancy of purpose towards improvement". Replace short-term reaction with long-term planning.

=Trust things won’t change and that your purpose is right. Give up short term gains because you “know” things will be alright.

2."Adopt the new philosophy". The implication is that management should actually adopt his philosophy, rather than merely expect the workforce to do so.

=Act, Pursue.

3."Cease dependence on inspection". If variation is reduced, there is no need to inspect manufactured items for defects, because there won't be any.

= Do things for intrinsic pleasure, not for society, not for people to notice, not for anyone but you.

4."Move towards a single supplier for any one item." Multiple suppliers mean variation between feedstocks.

= Minimize uncertainty, create simplicity.

5."Improve constantly and forever". Constantly strive to reduce variation.

=There is not reached there is only reaching.

6."Institute training on the job". If people are inadequately trained, they will not all work the same way, and this will introduce variation.

= Institute the best practices.

7."Institute leadership". Deming makes a distinction between leadership and mere supervision. The latter is quota- and target-based.

=Trust, Revere and learn from a master.

8."Drive out fear". Deming sees management by fear as counter- productive in the long term, because it prevents workers from acting in the organisation's best interests.

= Transcend fear.

9."Break down barriers between departments". Another idea central to TQM is the concept of the 'internal customer', that each department serves not the management, but the other departments that use its outputs.

= Everyone is the same. You are that which pervades everything.

10."Eliminate slogans". Another central TQM idea is that it's not people who make most mistakes - it's the process they are working within. Harassing the workforce without improving the processes they use is counter-productive.

= Do not use stress to get output, change the process.

11."Eliminate management by objectives". Deming saw production targets as encouraging the delivery of poor-quality goods.

= Do not use guilt to get output, sometimes short term inefficiency is better that long term harm.

12."Remove barriers to pride of workmanship". Many of the other problems outlined reduce worker satisfaction.

= Change the environment. You need to change the environment to suit your ideals.

13."Institute education and self-improvement".

= Learn what is learning. Learn the limits of rationality. Learn the effects of irrationality.

14."The transformation is everyone's job".

= Society should ultimately focus on what is progress. It should move towards satisfaction, sustenance, peace, love, harmony.

P.S :

Food = Ultimate Backup = Ultimate indicator for survival

When? In times of uncertainty

Sleeping in security = Ultimate form to escape situation.

When? In times of fear

Thought Continuum

So, I wake up this morning and draw a diagram of what I think to be the graphical representation of mental processes
Point being I need to migrate to the joy of task.... described as Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
Starting by stopping the useless infinite cycle of useless thoughts.
P.S : The diagram it seems has aggregated ideas from Self Determination Theory(SDT) and some eastern philosophy

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thought Aggregate November.

This post will be dedicated to aggregating thoughts that occured over a period of time.

Thought Train 1 :
Do not assume that people perceive the way you do.

Optimism, Cheerfulness, Friendliness, faith in people/situation.Are much needed behavioral characteristics that need to be imbibed in me.

Thought Train 2 :
Major problems right now:
-> Internet abuse. Use of Internet when feeling down. Conflict of emotions.
-> Values not well internalized. Values not well defined.
-> Behavior needs to be more value based that judgmental. Data should be taken with a grain of salt. Verify, verify, verify.
-> Not internalized values need to be FACED with rationalizing, repeating values plans, understanding it WITH the drawbacks. Guilt, fear should not be used to implement change in behavior.
-> Relapse happens when values are not internalized. So face the conflict by reaching the depth of conflict.
-> Also change of state is a major problem. States are very difficult to change i.e do make an effort to plan the changes in advance e.g. Do not sit on the CPU, talk when change in expected. I think this can be done with moments of silence.
It seems, ones behavior is on a emotional autopilot for most of the time. This time is the one that I hate if it is in conflict with what I intellectually want to do.

Thought Train 3 :
Is this a Summary of motivation?
Seriously, there needs to be undeceitful autonomy.
Working towards procedural improvement rather than result oriented focus.
Trouble is that the efficacy of procedure can only be shown by results, strange dilemma.
So what to do? Silence.......*Birds Chirping* 
My infinite Internet cycle: Deals (Uncertainty fun; Same as gambling), Mirror Neuron Art (Movies, Music, Manga, Anime, Youtube), Games, Social Snooping, Surfing in flow…… no remorse, no worries just flowing.
Productivity = 0; Waste of time = 100%

Thought Train 4 :
Seriously need a teacher. Reverence, Trust, Feedback.

Sometimes a loss of efficiency while working is better than working with an increase in efficiency at the cost of long term harm(vagueeeeeeeee)

Intellectually driven needs are fostered in silence and periods of self reflection.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Daydreaming Diminishes Happiness

So there you have it, since I am not posting any content & right now should be studying, might as well post whats on my mind, or more aptly what should not be on my mind.


"A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind"
Matthew A. Killingsworth* and Daniel T. Gilbert

An abstract abstract.
We developed a smartphone technology to sample people’s ongoing thoughts, feelings, and actions and found (i) that people are thinking about what is not happening almost as often as they are thinking about what is and (ii) found that doing so typically makes them unhappy.