By using these tips to include passion and motivation in a Lean Six Sigma project, program leaders can ensure that any process improvement starts off on the right foot and follows through to success.
We found that companies that became particularly adept at continuous change have three characteristics in common
- Closely followed the process
- Allowed the process to flex itself to their specific contexts
- Measured their efforts in terms of results
Those familiar with the 8-Step Process defined in Leading Change (1996) will note that we have refined some of the original steps in the model below. This is because we continue to learn about the process’ effectiveness during implementation. If we gather enough supporting data, we will make minor adjustments to the model accordingly.
1 Create a Sense of Urgency
Craft and use a significant opportunity as a means for exciting people to sign up to change their organization
2. Build a Guiding Coalition
Assemble a group with the power and energy to lead and support a collaborative change effort.
3. Form a Strategic Vision and Initiatives
Shape a vision to help steer the change effort and develop strategic initiatives to achieve that vision.