Employee motivation is easily achieved through Six Sigma and process improvement training. Once employees are engaged in improvement projects and notice the benefits, they notice how these types of projects can make their workday easier.
What if you have an employee (and this is most often the case) who has no exposure to improvement methodologies or practices? What tools to they have to benefit your company? It’s hard to tell. Only you can answer that question as the owner, a manager, or an employee.
Employee motivation grows under an improvement environment. Employees notice the improvements that are made and want to become involved. One employee in a healthcare environment was quoted as saying “I never knew how to make things better. I just used the same old processes. Once I learned about Six Sigma and other improvement tools like lean I was able to define the problem, measure it, analyze it, improve it, and control it. Before, I had no tools to help me correct the problem because I had no exposure to the tools to do so”.
It is this sharing of problem solving tools and techniques which helps employees develop and creates a climate for employee motivation where productivity increases by at least 25%.
Six Sigma complements the various motivational styles including problem solvers, followers, doers, and thinkers.
The problem solvers have the mathematical and statistical tools to monitor improvement.
The followers are able to see the ease of the implementation of Six Sigma and benefits in day to day tasks.
The doers realize the ability to improve their quality and also reduce the necessary steps.
The thinkers of the company be easily adapt and are motivated by the realm of possibilities to increase satisfaction for the customer and themselves.
The biggest benefit of Improvement and Six Sigma is to provide tools that previously did not exist within the organization and a framework for quality improvement.