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    Ken Feldman
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    Does anyone have some information on the process their company uses to integrate BBs back into the business once their 18-24 months is up?  Would love to hear from Allied, BOA, GE or any other large deployment.  Thanks for your help.

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    #128815

    S
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    I am very interested in this as well, because the company I work for has NOTHING.  There are not very many of the originally trained BBs remaining in the company because of this.  I take it by the lack of response that no one else has a process either, or at least not a good one?

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    #128816

    wtf
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    I’d be interested in this as well.  My employer has no plan and seems to be perfectly happy with eternal BB’s.  All the BB’s i know at this time hae been a bb for 3years+
    wtf
     

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    #128843

    Mikel
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    Allied and GE integrates most of theirs by sending them to all the other companies in the world. BOA integrates theirs by laying them off (I thought you knew the answer to this one).
    Most companies integrate them by ignoring them.
    Just my smartaxx opinion.

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    #128852

    OLD
    Participant

    Darth’s question solicited responses about large companies…. Compared to that list, we are a small company. Here is our “putting BB’s back into the business” plan:
     
    Faith  – That the same executive team that thought enough of you to select you as a BB still thinks highly of you. Enough so, to bring you back into the best situation possible.
     
    Trust  – That the first opening within the company that is closely aligned with your skills (hopefully, but not necessarily a promotion) is presented to you (some BB’s have exited their role in as little as 6 months and some have stayed 3 years).
     
    Timing (sometimes referred to as Luck) – When business is good we have numerous opportunities, when business is slow we have few.  Sometimes (two years down the road from when you became a BB) you are at the mercy of the company’s future situation/position.
     
    Ownership – The BB is responsible for their career. There are no guarantees. The company has provided you with a great resume “bullet”. The BB decides when to bite it (stay) and when to shoot it (leave).
     Not much of a plan but it does reflect our reality….. Good Luck!  OLD

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    #128855

    CT
    Participant

    Tyco uses it’s BB’s in the same role they (we) were always in,(No just a BB job) but now we have the task of manageing projects and mentoring GB’s with theirs. No extra incentive either, but I guess it’s better than the alternative.
    CT

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    #128857

    jimmie65
    Participant

    That’s similar to what we do.
    We have a handful of full-time Black Belts (5 domestic) who spent much of our time mentoring projects, managing the project pipelines, and training. All other BBs and all GBs are still in their original roles, with the additional responsiblity of projects (some small monetary incentives).
    Our deployment is about 5 years old, and only 1 full-time BB (our initial director) has been re-integrated back into the “mainstream” workforce – that was a business decision to send him into a departments with some serious issues.
    We haven’t really discussed re-integration except in terms of being promoted out. I’ve been a full-time BB for 1 1/2 years and am happy where I am right now. Hopefully, I’ll stay here until a significant opportunity comes along.
    Jimmie

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