Make Lean Six Sigma Part of Your Culture

Evans Kerrigan was featured in Go Lean Six Sigma’s latest blog about Starting Lean Six Sigma in Government. Check out what he had to say below and visit their post to see what other experts had to say on the subject. Looking to learn even more about Lean Six Sigma? Check out our page on Streamlining Operations.

When any organization looks to implement Lean Six Sigma, they need to understand that the culture will change. If Continuous Improvement is looked at as a separate program, we will have trouble realizing the promise of the methodology. To gain the full benefits of Continuous Improvement, we need to examine and address aspects of our culture that will limit our success.

How do people communicate? What is shared and discussed? How do people work in teams? How are decisions made in the organization? How do leaders interact with each other and staff? Lean Six Sigma will require changes to how these things may have happened in the past. Building the soft skills allows Lean Six Sigma to deliver on its promise.

–Evans Kerrigan


Evans Kerrigan

Evans Kerrigan works tirelessly in both corporate and public sectors as a dynamic business consultant, presenter, and coach. With over 30 years of experience working with multi-national organizations such as Cisco, Sun, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BP, State of Arizona and King County Washington, Evans has been at the forefront of change management--building healthy organizations and creating great places to work. His contributions to these organizations have been credited with increasing employee engagement scores, dramatic reductions in costs and improvement in efficiencies and revenue, resulting in improved operational excellence.