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    Presley
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    Dear Poomima:Jina & Sambuddha have done a nice job of hitting the nail on the head.For SS to remain alive and well in any organization, and not fall into the status of “fad”, it takes at least three critical elements. Leadership, diffusion and cultural change.Regarding leadership, at GE and 3M, variable compensation of top management is tied to the success of SS. Also, many successful organizations reward their Belts and team members with a small percentage of the project savings, in addition to company wide displays of the project’s progress and accomplishments.The weakest area for many companies are the cultural issues. That is dealing with the hidden factories, aka the fat in the silo. Since, Most Black Belts and Masters are home grown and are well connected with the status quo. This makes it difficult for them to remain open minded when it comes to dealing with the bureaucarcy imbedded in the hidden factories.If any one of the these three critical elements, and there are others, is not addressed in the planning stage, only part of the SS potential will be achieved. The word “fad” is soon to follow.Of the dozen or so books currently published on implementing and managing SS, we recommend George Eckes’ “Making Six Sigma Last” as a primer for dealing with the cultural issues of implementing and managing SS.We hope this helps. Keep the faith.
    Regards,
    Presley…

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    Presley
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    Erik and Mark T. are dead on target. When you get to
    designing your possible solutions, you can use S.M.A.R.T here as well. We have seen some square the “R” for relevant and risky.

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