Last month I published the number 5 reason why continual improvement initiatives like Lean and Six Sigma fail in organizations.
And now…. (drum roll please), #4!
Click here for –> The #4 Reason for Failure – Sept 20 2014
You have surely heard the hype before about what Six Sigma and Lean methodologies can do for your career and your company. “Do Six Sigma, do Lean and all will get better. You’ll make data-based and better quality decisions. You’ll eliminate all waste. You’ll save millions and take market share.” You probably have also heard the anecdotes about how organizations failed to realize all the wonderful things they were supposed to realize.
As good practitioners of Six Sigma we firmly believe that Y = f(x), i.e., for every success and for every failure that are identifiable causes. To that end, we invite you to subscribe to our Blog and download this COMPLIMENTARY five-part whitepaper series on the five most important and common reasons why Six Sigma, Lean or any other process excellence or continual improvement initiatives fails in organizations.
This series of whitepapers stared in August, 2014 with # 5, and I will add another whitepaper each month, culminating in December, 2014 with the #1 Reason.
Here is a comprehensive list of the top 5 reasons why Six Sigma, Lean or any other process excellence or continual improvement initiatives fail in organizations:
- Reason #1, Coming in December, 2014
- Reason# 2, Coming in November, 2014
- Reason# 3, Coming in October, 2014
- Missing Foundations, September, 2014 **NEW**
- Wrong Projects, published August, 2014
To your continued success,
Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Managing Partner, Northwest Center for Performance Excellence