Merit rating according to Demings Deadly Diseases - Metrology & Quality Control

Q.  Which of the following statements is/are true according to Deming's Deadly Diseases?
- Published on 07 Aug 15

a. short term profits are very useful for long term goals
b. mobility of management leads to stability
c. merit rating leads to devastating
d. all of the above

ANSWER: merit rating leads to devastating


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 27 Oct 15
    - DD1 to DD5 are the deadly sins which are to be considered while initiating quality improvement procedure.

    - Following Deming's Deadly Diseases or sins are considered,

    1) Inconsistency of purpose is not good

    2) Short term profits are not useful for long term goals

    3) Performance appraisals or merit ratings are devastating

    4) Instability is created due to job hopping and change of management

    5) Use of numbers is prevented.

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