On your marks, but are you ready? Like marriage, six sigma needs commitment
Development and Learning in Organizations
Article publication date: 4 October 2011
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Assessing suitability for big step in learning to improve. Any organization which decides to implement a six sigma system to improve business leadership and performance should not underestimate the enormity of the initial step and lasting commitment it is about to make. A little like going into marriage, perhaps – it is going to be wonderful if it succeeds but the people involved have to be sure they are ready to take the step. It is likely that attitudes and behaviors will have to change and, like marriage, six sigma can be costly so it is not advisable to take a half‐hearted approach at the beginning.
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(2011), "On your marks, but are you ready? Like marriage, six sigma needs commitment", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 25 No. 6, pp. 26-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/14777281111173397
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