Do You Think Six Sigma Should Be Serious?

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Do You Think Six Sigma Should Be Serious?

People often think Six Sigma is serious. There’s a better approach.

“Hi, I’m Jay Arthur, author of “Lean Six Sigma For Hospitals” and the QI Macros [software].

“You know, it’s curious: a lot of people seem to want to make Six Sigma serious. There’s no easier way to kill an improvement group than to make everything serious, right? Let’s start having fun!

“Let’s start looking at data, figuring out how to solve problems, and have fun doing it. I think it could be fun. I have a lot of fun doing it, right?

“So if you think it’s too serious… you’re veering off track. I’m trying to have fun, right? If you’re having struggles with something, don’t be afraid to reach out to us through chat or email and send us your data; we’ll be happy to help you try and get through the struggle. Don’t stay stuck. I’m against it!

“So that’s my Improvement Insight. Let’s go out and improve something this week.”

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