episode 115: managing the daily grind & maximizing personal productivity using lean six sigma

To run an effective business, you have to be a good steward of your company’s resources. To that end, many companies have embraced the Lean Six Sigma method to improve their efficiency and overall effectiveness – but that doesn’t mean that only large companies with many employees and complex processes can benefit from these teachings.

Infusing a few Lean concepts into your daily life and the lives of your employees can be just the shot in the arm you and your business need, so we sit down with Lesley Mast, a principal and current director of tax services here at Rea. As a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lesley has incorporated many key Lean concepts into her daily workload, and she’s going to share a few of her secrets with us.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Former guest Kyle Stemple previously wrote about the value of Lean Six Sigma, and he describes it as a continuous improvement methodology and management tool designed to help you increase operational efficiency and capacity, improve processes and quality, and increase profits. Above all, Lean Six Sigma leverages subject matter experts within your business to ensure that the “voice of your customers” is satisfied by the “voice of your processes.”

If you want to get more done within your organization, you will want to listen to this episode and learn:

  • Why tracking is so important, and how to make sure the things you are tracking actually get done.
  • How your organization can overcome challenges with software by optimizing training.
  • How you can maintain forward momentum by getting (and keeping) the the right people informed and up-to-date.

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articles & insight

Is Your Business Suffering From Waste & Inefficiency? – Symptoms of waste and inefficiency take many forms and impact all types of businesses. Read on to find out if you are at risk.

Invest in Your Processes to Prepare for the Turnaround – Lean is all about gaining capacity in your processes, allowing you to do more with what you have. And as your company experiences that uptick in revenue, you’ll be able to drop more of those dollars to the bottom line, rather than in personnel expenses. Keep reading to learn more.

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