Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
While Lean, Six Sigma and similar programs have brought significant productivity improvements to manufacturing, the success isn’t sticking in many cases. Sustaining achievements is proving a key challenge, requiring the kind of rework that Lean efforts seek to eliminate.
Aubrey Daniels International (ADI), a leading workplace consultancy, says the problem is too much focus on processes and machinery and not enough attention paid to people, whose behavior must change to maintain operational improvements.
To help businesses humanize the Lean equation, ADI will host a free webinar Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. EDT, titled “Sustain Your Gains: The People Side of Lean-Six Sigma”. Please register for the webinar here.
The session will feature advice from Michael McCarthy, Lean Sigma expert and author of the book “Sustain Your Gains”. Also the former editor of Performance Management Magazine, he has counseled organizations including Accenture, 3M, Eastman Kodak, Milliken & Company, Black & Decker and the Department of the Army.
“Through this webinar and our consulting work, our goal is to help businesses close the increasing gap between short-term process improvements and long-term performance gains,” said ADI Founder and Chairman Aubrey Daniels, Ph.D. “The missing link is sustainable behavior change, and our firm has pioneered applying the principles of behavioral science in the workplace.”
As McCarthy describes it, “This webinar will guide business leaders on how to add ‘behavior maintenance’ techniques, such as systematic feedback and reinforcement, to make Lean efforts yield permanent results.”
About Aubrey Daniels International
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Atlanta, Aubrey Daniels International (ADI) works globally with a diverse spectrum of clients. It helps accelerate the business and safety performance of companies worldwide by using positive, practical approaches grounded in the science of behavior and engineered to ensure long-term sustainability. ADI supports its clients in accelerating strategy execution while fostering employee engagement and positive accountability at all levels of an organization.