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The Importance of Studying

Today, Mark Graban discusses the lack of organizations studying W. Edwards Deming’s practices for his Lean Blog. For more information, read my observations underneath.


  • Many organizations “implement Lean” or practice “improvement science,” but don’t have a real chance to study and put into practice the true core of Deming’s PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) concept
  • Whatever strategy you’re employing, your organization won’t see results without taking the time to fully embrace these powerful tools
  • Management can only prove to be true masters and teach their employees if they take the time to properly study Deming and Lean


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