The original Red Bead Experiment, inspired and used by Dr. W. Edwards Deming.
There is a lot of management training hype being taught in companies and schools all over the world. What is important is to practice what is being taught. We must learn to live the way we talk. Practice what we preach!
The name Red Bead is a metaphor for the problems that we experience every day in our life.
The world is a never ending supply of problems. Each day, you get up in the morning to solve the problems of the day. Solve one problem and more problems appear. It is the way of the world.
A teaching tool was created with Dr. Deming to teach his famous 14 Obligations of Management. Dr. Deming called this training tool, The RED BEAD Experiment.
Each draw of the paddle gets 50 beads. Some are white and some are red.
The white beads symbolize the good things that we experience each day as we do our work and the red beads symbolize the problems or bad things that we experience.