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A 6 page paper using Deming's System of Profound Knowledge to evaluate the relative worth of six sigma and Management by Objectives. Six sigma better matches today's business needs. As stated above, MBO was useful when it worked well for American business, but that time appears to be in the past. Gaining greater customer favor positively contributes to the organization's bottom line whereas internally-focused MBO merely gives middle managers "bragging rights" throughout the period between performance reviews. Bibliography lists 7 sources.