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Going In and Out of Lean Six Sigma?

Do you know people who only dabble in Lean Six Sigma? They get in, get certified and get out?

You can use the tools of quality everywhere in your life and work for the rest of your life.

Why stop?

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Is Cognitive Dissonance Stopping Your Six Sigma Projects?

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Is QI Macros® Competing with Minitab®?

Maybe on one level or another, but we’re both competing with the 1,000 pound gorilla in the room. You probably know who it is, but here’s my take on it.



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Confirmation Bias In Lean Six Sigma Implementation

Are we in the quality community letting our past dictate our future? Is our bias stopping us from seeing the possibilities?



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Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Jay Arthur Blog, Lean, QI Macros, Six Sigma.

Celebrate Nurses Week 2018

To commemorate Nurses Week 2018, Jay speaks with LeAnn Thieman, author of “Chicken Soup for the Nurses Soul” and the founder of SelfCare for HealthCare.

 

 

Posted by Jay Arthur in healthcare, Improvement Insights, Jay Arthur Blog.

Confirmation Bias in Lean Six Sigma

In Win Bigly, Scott Adams describes confirmation bias as the human tendency to irrationally believe new information that supports your existing world view even when it doesn’t. Leaders, managers and team members all think they know the solution to a given problem, even when they don’t. Here’s how confirmation bias can screw up your improvement project.

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Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Jay Arthur Blog, Lean, QI Macros, Six Sigma.

Fear of Ridicule and What to Do About It

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend. Customers call us wanting to know all of the background about the hows, whys and formulas of a chart. I think they are afraid someone will challenge or ridicule their analysis. Here’s what I think.

 

Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, QI Macros, Six Sigma, Statistics.

Quality Improvement Movement

The editor of Harvard Business Review says that “corporate survival today requires the capacity for rapid change.” Isn’t it time to embrace an Agile approach to Lean Six Sigma to “speed its evolution and better serve customers’ needs?”

 

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Earth Day and Lean Six Sigma

A typical company suffers from 33% waste and rework.
Eliminate the waste and rework with Lean Six Sigma and it will be great for the Earth.

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Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, Jay Arthur Blog, Lean, QI Macros, Six Sigma.

Quality Tools – Skill Shortage

Based on certification exams, some ASQ Division members lack skills in Quality Tools. If ASQ members are lacking skills with quality tools, how much can we expect of everyone else?
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Posted by Jay Arthur in Improvement Insights, QI Macros, Six Sigma.