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    I work for a diversified public corporation that began Six Sigma implementation over a year ago. Although the corporation is very supportive they encourage each subsidiary to operate independently (to include operational excellence). So far I have not been successful in capturing the heart and mind of upper management so I am going to the other end and recruiting from the shop floor etc. My hope is that employee involvement along with upper management bonus tie-in for projects will help. Any suggestions?



    I read your posting and have a question. Is upper management “Executive Management”?

    Since the organization is made up of independent groups I consider the problem related to individual top managers.

    I suggest you get their attention. What better way than the bottom line?

    I agree with involving shop floor personnel. I suggest you find some common ground within each location and target a common project.

    But, don’t stop at the shop floor. White collar productivity is all but ignored in many organizations and there is an abundance of opportunities for improving efficiency within an office. You also have exposure to more managers.

    Don’t overlook the obvious. Look at order entry, purchasing (there are ample opportunities here) and shipping costs, to mention a few.

    Money talks.

    Good Luck!

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