In a recent podcast, Kelly Allan discusses the work of Peter Scholtes, I asked Kelly; “How do you think Peter Scholtes would like to be remembered? What do you think was the most important thing to him?”
Kelly Allan: Certainly, joy. Pride and joy in work would be right up there for Peter. Trying to create a humane work environment that also made logical sense, I think, would be important to Peter, and to be serious about work, but also have fun at the same time. I mean, it’s our life. Peter was very much about “This is your life. Be sure you are living your life. And, work is an important part of life, and make sure you are giving and getting from the work.”
Kelly Allan Associates, Ltd. has been the point of contact for consulting and speaking on Peter’s behalf since 2000. From 1987 to 1993, Peter Scholtes shared the platform with W. Edwards Deming, helping to educate corporations about the new philosophy of the Quality movement. He was one of the first to synthesize the principles of the organizational development field with the teachings of Dr. Deming.
This is a transcription of the podcast.
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