James Lancastle examines the benefits of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) for firms

“Why?” You ask, and your colleague replies: “I don’t know, but we’ve always done it this way.” Nearly all readers will have had this encounter in the workplace – it’s a pervasive theme in many organisational cultures.

We tend to complete tasks the way we’re told they’ve always been done, without questioning or revisiting the reason behind it, long after that reason ceases to exist. But this is how inefficiencies grow and become the norm – for example, time and work allocation is misappropriated, and bottlenecks continue to choke workflows.

What is LSS?

Businesses across multiple industries have applied the Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology. Through ...

James Lancastle
Lean Six Sigma Analyst
Pinsent Masons Vario

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