Achieving Excellence Through Innovation – LEAN Sigma

How are LEAN and Six Sigma related. What are the benefits?

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A Final Note

There is no easy route to success, but by using tried and tested principles and processes and introducing them in a structured and manageable way, sustainable change is possible provided that new behaviors and learning are well embedded into ‘business as usual’. The bottom line is enabling the organization to make it easier to do the new right things, rather than to fall back into old ways of working.

Einstein was accredited to have said; “Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler”, and this was also an important underlying principle in the program. Being able to recognize and develop the new ways of working with the client at the right level of detail, and then build the continuous improvement process that embraced DMAIC Governance, the training program and coaching processes fit for the organization culture was a crucial factor in its success.


“Experimenteren is het Nieuwe Veranderen”

Gastbijdrage van Gertien Beijering van Beijering Consulting:

Wanneer  iemand jou vertelt dat je moet veranderen. Hoeveel weerstand roept dit  bij jou op een schaal van 1 tot 10. (1 = weinig, 10 = veel)

Wanneer  iemand jou vertelt dat je mee moet doen aan een experiment waarbij  alleen het uiteindelijke doel vast staat, de weg er naar toe nog niet, je mag
mee bepalen hoe je dingen gaat aanpakken en er wordt tussentijds geëvalueerd en bijgestuurd. Hoeveel weerstand roept dit bij jou op een schaal van 1 tot 10.

Ik durf met zekerheid te zeggen dat je bij de eerste vraag een  hoger cijfer in gedachten had dan bij de tweede vraag.

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Motivational Video

This video made me cry. Watch and see why.
Be rest assured, it’s a motivational video.

The video drew my attention when reading the comments on The Better Man Projects blog.

The Secret Formula for Managing Change

You can have the best process in the world but if the humans who need to follow that process don’t do so, you’ve wasted your time, says columnist Jeff Cole. For those readers that may just be starting out on their Lean Six Sigma journeys, here are a few tips when it comes to managing the human side of your Six Sigma project.

The Secret Formula

For years now there has been a simple formula floating around the process improvement world that helps illustrate why you should get interested in change management.

The formula?

Q x A = E  or more formally Quality x Acceptance = Excellence.

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