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    GuidoS
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    To Master BBs, Sponsors and other responsibilities …
    my english is not so good, but I hope you understand. It´s my job as MBB, to infect the german company I work for, with the Six Sigma virus. And it is not so easy. First I tried to generate success stories, presented in management meetings, with the result, that everyone said: Six Sigma is good, we all work with this method. But than I leave the room, everything seems to be forgotten. There is no acceptance for new methods and tools. I think, they don`t understand.
    What can I do? Can you help me?

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    #81214

    Arthur
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    You are in a difficult position Guido.  Without the support of teams, beginning from the top down, the chances of success are very doubtfull.  However, if you are a strong Padawan, stay the course.  It appears that you like many have fallen into the Management trap of , ” Hey lets find a MBBso we can save lots of money, and we can watch and pat ourselves on the back”.  If you win, they win, if you lose they win.  “See I told you it wouldn’t work”.
    Your 1st most difficult task is not to find a good success story, but to make one, regardless of how small.  Find a department that is willing to support you to fix a critical problem.  Find out who has some repeatable problem, and ask the department if you can help fix it “With them”.
    Pick on the low hanging fruit. (Easy to fix, easy to solve, costs nothing to implement).  Use DMAIC or Lean tools, and assist in the preparation of a presentation showing the results in dollars saved, or defects reduced, the cost of implementation, the ROI.  And have one of the team members do the presentation to the management group. (Dont forget to rehearse the presentation 3 or 4 times). 
    If this doesn’t get your foot in the door to generate support, the next option is to starting looking for a company that is committed to continuous process improvement, and go for it.
    SS is not a one person event. 

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    #81232

    Guido
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    Thank you Arthur, you are right. Seeking a new job is the final step, but normally I terminate a job with success and I don`t run away.
    In our company we have  few success stories. Really good projects with high benefits. But the ignorants have their own projects with much benefit (not significant and not enduring), but with high benefits. So why should they practise Six Sigma? …. It´s a hard job.
    You are right, that SS should be practised Top Down. But what should I do, when the top manager have no notion?

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    #81250

    Arthur
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    Really good projects with high benifits without endurance?  Sounds like normal activity to fire fighting.  Fix something big, then 1 or 2 months later it resurfaces.  If you track these problems and these occurances, you may be able to develop an SS plan to address these ocurances. (I would not track them to say, ” you didn’t fix these, you just put a band-aid on it”.  That would be demoralizing.)  Use the opportunity to develop a successful strategy, and show off the SS tools.
     

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