W. Edwards Deming Quotes

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It is easy to date an earthquake, but not an economic decline.
Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.
How can she put forth her best efforts when no matter how carefully she works, the item will still be defective? If no one cares, why should she? In contrast, when defects are rare or nonexistent or well explained, she understands that the management are accepting their proper responsibility, and she feels an obligation to put forth her best efforts: they are now effective.