At first glance, email communication may seem more efficient and faster than the old fashioned in-person discussion or telephone calls. This is probably true until the email distribution goes out of control and becomes an email-popcorn-tsunami!
Even a team comprised of our most well-intentioned, collaborative, GRPI- and MBTI-embracing folks can still get bogged down with prioritization problems. Thats where the Business Science Method of Assessing Priority (BS MAP) comes in.
I have been a Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt for two and a half years and have come to a heartbreaking realization: Ill never be good at everything.
As a Lean and Six Sigma facilitator for a large payer and provider organization, I have made every mistake here and struggled with my personal impotency in changing the culture. But like you, I dont give up easily. Here are a few rules I have made for myself that have proved useful to me.
There is a common misconception related to an effective implementation of the SMED methodology: focusing on an operator's individual area rather than considering the cell as a whole.
It is time for iSixSigmas 11th annual Global Six Sigma Salary Survey! Every year iSixSigma analyzes information in its Job Shop database to produce a Six Sigma-specific salary report.
I often think about the losses corporations and government entities take on with initiatives that result in decorative shelfware (the unused products that sit on a buyers shelf). There must be millions of great ideas and intelligent business plans just sitting on shelves because of the lack of execution.
Were so grateful to everyone who participated in the 2014 iSixSigma Reader Survey! Not only did you participate in droves, but you gave detailed, thoughtful replies about what keeps you up at night and how we can meet your Lean…
When we leave the shop floor and enter the back office, we might think that peoples desks are where they work. Wed be wrong.
Communication can make or break a relationship, an organization or even a company. The next time you are writing a mission statement for your new project remember to think about how you plan to communicate.
I propose that we replace the concept and word of resistance with the concept and word of objection in the change management industry.
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iSixSigma is publishing a series of short interviews with our community of Lean Six Sigma practitioners and leaders. Today's special guest Gokhan Gureser.
With this post, iSixSigma is launching a series of short interviews with our community of Lean Six Sigma practitioners and leaders.
The UK's SIM campaign introduces Lean methods to students.
One hundred-year-old Eiji Toyoda, one of the founders of carmaker giant Toyota, died September 17 from heart failure at Toyota Memorial Hospital.
CU-Boulder adopts Lean by opening a performance improvement office.
There are many reasons why you should be submitting articles to be published on iSixSigma.com. For this month of July, those benefits are even better.
According to Merriam-Webster, ethics is the discipline of dealing with good and bad. If you look beyond the tools and the jargon of the Toyota Production System (TPS), this is exactly what you will find.