Top Down Change Doesn't Work

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Top Down Change Doesn’t Work

Everyone seems to think that top down, leadership-driven is the only way to implement Lean Six Sigma. It’s not.

50 years of research proves that it fails half the time. Yep, 50% failure rate. That’s less than 1 sigma.

This type of failure is so common that it even has a name: The Stalinist Paradox.