Set up a continuous learning program
The possibility for a Decalogue based management system to produce in time the hoped for results rests on the ability that the organization has to continually learn what is needed to constantly improve its performances.
Learning does not happen in a vacuum and cannot be based solely on individual desire. Learning must become part of the way the organization functions and the change associated with it a way of life for the company. Learning cannot be “installed” neither can it be forced on people. It must be a personal choice but also an integral part of the way the company has structured itself to conduct business. Learning must be promoted companywide and from the Top Management but must come from a designated and empowered source. Over the years we have come to call it a Centre for Learning.
The Decalogue is founded on the principle of continuous improvement. Not only does it employ the Plan, Do, Study, Act continuous improvement cycle designed by Deming, the entire ten steps embody that cycle pattern in the way they are carried out.