I have been thinking about various topics regarding Six Sigma recently, and I keep coming back to a question that is hard to answer…if we “do Six Sigma” right, is there even a place for Six Sigma as we know it ten or twenty years down the road?

Consider this…..ten years from now, do you really want to have Black Belts doing project work? Or…do you want Six Sigma tools to be the status quo of how the business is operated by everyone? To me the latter is the end game, but does the “classical” approach to Six Sigma (Black Belts doing projects) fit the end game??…I’m not so sure.

How do we structure Six Sigma in general to better fit the end game of real culture change, instead of creating a bunch of “super problem solvers”?

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