Quality management requires a vision - vision to the limits of growth
Autor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.h.c.* Dieter Deublein (*granted by the Amansholov University)
 
The Maslow needs hierarchy - supplemented here - also shows the limits of growth. At first, self-realization becomes impossible, the ultimate need in the hierarchy:
 
1. total supervision allows a maximum of self-realization without harming others. But it also sets clear limits to self-realization, which become ever narrower.
2. bureaucracy regulates smooth coexistence and ensures harmony. But trust, esteem, success, self-confidence and freedom are destroyed.
3. information technology conveys all sensory perceptions. But it replaces social needs such as affection, communication, friendship, family.
4. Basic security for everyone fulfils all security needs (physical, mental and material security, work, home, family, medical care). But it also leads to carelessness and  
    irresponsibility.
5. exhausted raw materials set ever narrower limits to the basic needs of people such as breathing air, water, food, sleep, reproduction, privacy. 
 
5.1 Raw materials for the production of life-supporting aids such as tools, communication devices and means of transport are lacking.
5.2 Raw materials for the production of life-supporting aids such as medicines, body protection products and heat are lacking.
5.3 Drinking water, food is becoming scarce and climatic conditions are becoming inhospitable.
5.4 Energy becomes scarce - if sufficient energy is available, many limits can be pushed further back.
5.5. psychological health, immunity to epidemics, fertility suffer.
 
We must be prepared for rapid changes in all our circumstances. Nevertheless, we should continue to do well. A fast sequence of innovations and high precision are the solution - the highest possible quality.
 
Signs of reaching the limits of growth are noticeable as trends such as global political instability, global framework agreements (human rights, climate protection), reorganization of country and trade borders, major migration, harmonization of living conditions, total surveillance, environmental protection, artificial intelligence, digitization, basic medical security, mega cities, vegan nutrition, intensive agriculture, biotechnology, algae farming, genetic engineering, use of renewable raw materials, exploitation of minute raw material deposits, temporary employment, use of renewable energies, smart grids, expansion of mass transportation, space travel.
 
New products, services and behaviours such as houses and flat-sharing communities emerge from all these trends. Trade, special mechanical engineering, medical care, electronic currency, soy burger, electric car, etc.