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Lean cost $1,511 for each dollar saved

Repackaging aspects of Toyota management to sell to gullible managers and politicians as LEAN may be even more wasteful than ISO accreditation.  John Seddon commented, How politicians deal with evidence The failure to value evidence is not limited to UK … Continue reading

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Here’s Wally: finding what you expect to find

Zeh et al. have published an uncommon paper showing that ISO 15189 is wonderful – just as the cartel tells its victims. Field Experience in Implementing ISO 15189 in Kisumu, Kenya. American Journal of Clinical Pathology doi: 10.1309/AJCPZIRKDUS5LK2D (2010) American Journal … Continue reading

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The debt’s not so bad – let’s accredit everything but the banks!

  “UK has a large economy of $2480 billion USD, but now holds debt in the size of 75% of economy, which is more than the 60% max debt to economy ratio set by EU for  economic stability standard.  “As of … Continue reading

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14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink

Systemsthinkingforgirls advises the mathematically inclined: 14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink Purpose + autonomy + mastery =motivation Reports + managers = reports + managers Priority + priority + priority x themes/departments = sub-optimization Opinions + … Continue reading

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Gullibility for all

Command and control management-by-fear leads to inappropriate targets, inspections, accreditation, and inefficiency.  Mismanagement in education is leading to targets and unnecessary stress in inspections among other problems.  John Seddon described it to Parliament and it continues to increase. “While a target … Continue reading

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The cost of forensics

It was hard to make the Forensic Science Service work financially. Accreditation is one of the unhelpful costs that has destroyed the service: “But many question whether the police or the politicians fully understand the hidden costs. Denise Syndercombe Court, a forensic … Continue reading

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The War Against Incomplete Records

The War on Terror.  Bankrupting whole countries in pursuit of a largely imaginary foe. Profitable for some.  Exciting for others. Quality management accreditation.  The inverse of exciting but also bankrupting the NHS and other victims in a War Against Incomplete … Continue reading

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