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ERIC Number: EJ793228
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1090-8811
Alive and Well: Optimizing the Fitness of an Organization
Wayne, David
Performance Improvement, v47 n5 p21-26 May-Jun 2008
Grounded in the work of W. Edwards Deming, this article describes the basics of systems thinking, viewing a business as a system, and contrasts improving a system with solving a problem. The article uses the human body as a metaphor to describe the various aspects of viewing a business as a system at the concept level and maps the Deming cycle, the improvement model, and the human performance technology model to show their conceptual relationships. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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