Can Your Culture Embrace Lean Six Sigma?
In his new book, The Year Without Pants, Scott Berkun talks about working at WordPress.
In Chapter 4, Culture Always Wins, Scott says: “Concepts like Lean Six Sigma are management ideas that became popular in huge waves, heralded as silver bullets for workplaces. The promise of a trend is grand, but the result never is. Rarely do the consultants championing, and profiting from, these ideas disclose how superficial the results will be unless they’re placed in a culture healthy enough to support them.”
Jack Welch spent decades creating a culture that embraces change at GE. Most companies have not. Most, like the Baby Bell I worked for, seek to maintain the status quo, and are resistant to improvements.
Is your culture ready for Lean Six Sigma?