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    Anonymous
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    One of our regional managers read up on Six Sigma and set a goal of filling open positions within a particular business by a specified deadline. The goal has never changed but the deadline has…four times over the past year. By reviewing reports that identify turnover and the number of employees hired, the problem seems to be retention rather than a lack of recruitment. This situation exists only within this particular business. If I decide that this problem exists due to a lack of leadership, training and teambuilding, am I on the road to defining the problem or placing blame? Am I the right person to determine the problems that stand between my team and the goal? Can Six Sigma be embraced without formal training?

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    #66609

    Ken Myers
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    A..,

    Your problem appears to be with your management. Six Sigma is driven from the top. It appears your managment needs to work on fundamental leadership issues before you or they consider embracing Six Sigma.
    You might want to consider working on other opportunities. Good luck!

    Ken

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    #66614

    Ashish
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    Hi,

    As I understand you have a issue with the leadership. You need to talk to managers involved and
    tell your concern. You are just doing your job & not blaming anyone.

    Ashish

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    #66648

    Marc Richardson
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    Hi,

    Do you have data that confirm that the problem is leadership? It appears that you have begun the process by potentially identifying turnover as the culprit rather than the time to recruit new hires. The task noe is to identify the causes for rapid turnover. Is the rate significantly different than other business units, than is normai for the industry?
    Perhaps you could start by going the business unit in question and perform and simple cause and effect analysis. Any action taken prior to undestanding whether there is something more than random variation going on here would be tampering.
    Marc Richardson,
    Sr. Q.A. Engineer

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