Know the Why

Abstract:The soaring price of gold in the early 21st century led to a significant increase in mineral exploration and mining activity in Guyana. That circumstance put pressure on the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to continually improve. In 2008, the GGMC reviewed its vision, mission, and core values, and embarked on a continuous improvement program. The organization committed to a lean Six Sigma rapid improvement method (LSSRIM) that included balanced scorecard principles as a key driver in helping the commission achieve its strategic objectives. In 2013, GGMC management continued to build on the LSSRIM culture of continual improvement, customer satisfaction, and staff involvement by using the balanced scorecard to ensure alignment of purpose, achievement of objectives, and conformity to customer and applicable regulatory …

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Great Article! really insightful about the power of the combination of the BSC Framework and the LSS methodology. It is very inspiring. It would have been very interesting to have a little narrative about the thought process / negotiation process the Executive team went through between recognizing the business issue and starting to work as a team on the BSC framework.
--Eric L., 03-14-2013

This article is exceptional. It connects all aspects of the balanced budgeting, six sigma and lean tools to get the optima results for your organization. The figures online were very helpful. Thanks
--Sharon Floyd, 02-18-2013

Very good article, and interesting and practical point of view.
--Jose M, 02-16-2013

Very good article. How to shift executive/upper management styles is the tough point not tackled in this article, but the starting point most don't reach.
--Joe, 02-07-2013

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