Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma: Building Positive and Engaging Business Improvement

  • 3h 42m
  • David Shaked
  • Kogan Page
  • 2014

Achieving greater efficiency and effectiveness have always been very important for both for-profit and public sector organizations. Many organizations and government agencies mandate Lean programs in the hope of achieving these objectives, but often these programs underperform and result in resistance.

Strength-based Lean Six Sigma helps increase the level of employees’ engagement with Lean initiatives by shifting the conversation from “what is not efficient or non-value-add and needs to be removed/reduced” to “what is already efficient/value adding and can be built upon or expanded.” Combining the energy and motivation released through a strengths-based approach with the focus on quality and efficiency generated by Lean Six Sigma, the book offers practitioners the opportunity to understand each other and work successfully together to drive effective and powerful change programs.

About the Author

David Shaked is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with experience on-the-ground implementing and teaching these approaches of different organizations and functions. He is also an AI practitioner and trainer, certified by NTL, the leading organization in the US for teaching OD practice. He founded Almond Insight, a change management consulting company that helps organizations solve business challenges in sales, marketing, finance, customer services, distribution and human resources.

In this Book

  • Approaches to Organizational Change and Process Improvement
  • Strength-based Approaches to Change
  • The Birth of Strength-based Lean Six Sigma
  • The Potential Contribution of the Strength-based Approaches to Lean Six Sigma
  • The Principles Behind the Strength-based Approach to Lean Six Sigma
  • Exploring the 'Positive Core'
  • What is Strength-based Lean Six Sigma?
  • The Vision for a Strength-based Lean Six Sigma Practice
  • Strength-based Metrics and Performance Review
  • Approaches to Strength-based Lean Six Sigma
  • The Strength-based Lean Six Sigma Tools
  • The Strength-based Lean Six Sigma Process – Classic Frameworks with a Fresh Twist
  • A Proposed Design for a Strength-based Kaizen Event
  • Moving Beyond Frameworks and Tools
  • Introducing Appreciative Inquiry to Organizations Practising Lean Six Sigma
  • Defining the Topic of Inquiry
  • Strength-based Lean Six Sigma Case Stories
  • Destiny–Opening the Door to the Future of Strength-based Lean Six Sigma


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