Applying “Six Sigma” Methods and Principles to Human Capital Assets for Productivity Optimization.: Work/Exercise/Life Balance, Intellectual and ...
by Dr. John N. Peters
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"Six Sigma" has proven itself as a process-improvement, quality-improvement methodology, to be the single most effective problem-solving methodology for improving business and organizational performance. Not only does it help organizations achieve incremental improvements, but breakthrough ones.
It has well-developed methods to resolve constraints (or bottlenecks), methods such as used by the Toyota Production System (TPS) with the Andon cord technique, to stop assembly line when noticing a defect, to get the team to think of a solution until the issue is resolved, hence continuously improving process flow.
"Six Sigma" is a methodology for maximizing value, and minimizing waste as well as minimizing mistakes.
We have an enormous problem with productivity in society, that people got a blind spot on, usually referred to as "positive outcome bias", "society which is the system here" is not producing enough in goods and services, as evidenced by the high percentages of poverty, unemployment and homelessness; the reasons are most probably tremendous waste in productive time and in human resources' utilization.
Our two objectives are to:
(1) Maximize productivity levels, i.e. performance, efficiency, while keeping the same number of work hours per year;
and at the same time,
(2) Optimize Rest and Relaxation (R&R), leisure time, better quality of life.
We found these to be equivalent to the objectives of the many kinds of "Agile" methods (inside)
(3) We are also adding the objective of improving physical fitness as we are dealing with the whole human being, to improve physical health and mental abilities.
We start by working on ways to minimize waste; First, in the discovery phase (how the system works) we observe that there is a 0.5 to 1.5 hours wasted on Monday blues, then for most people productivity goes down (10%-20%) starting on Thursday, as fatigue and stress start edging up, with another 20% down in productivity on Fridays, hence TGF
By thinking on how to reduce ...
Genre: Business & Money
Length: 479 Pages (7,107 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Oct 1st, 2020