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    Serge
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    I worked at a airline company that had adopted Six Sigma… they abandoned it (and the Project Management Office too for that matter)
    I then went Honeywell HBS, they abandoned it at the corporate level.
    I learned last week in the Wall Street Journal that Jeffrey Immelt, new Big Cheese at GE, is letting go Six Sigma to focus more on Marketing and Customer Service (is it was mutually exclusive, anyway…)
    So, was this just another “flavor of the month”? Is Six Sigma on the decline?
    A concerned BB
     
     

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    #144490

    OLD
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    Serge:
     
    From your research it sounds like SS is declining at the airline you worked for, Honeywell HBS corporate, and GE? Interesting.
     
    I would speculate (WAG) that for every company that is in “decline” in their use of SS there are probably 10 more beginning the journey.
     
    Change is not only good it is inevitable. So if your research, data points, and hypothesis are correct and SS is replaced with something else (that is equally or more effective) where’s the problem?
     
    Green Stamps were a huge success but not practical anymore. They have been replaced with speedy rewards cards. Same concept, same effect – new package to reflect the times.
     Good Luck! OLD

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    #144493

    Orang_Utan
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    Abandon all sort of new management tools is too common in any organization if there is no permanent cultural and mindset change in their people mind.

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    #144495

    Mikel
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    Agree
     

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