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Back to Basics: A Leg Up
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Back to Basics: A Leg Up

Achieve cultural improvement with the three-legged stool approach

Publication:
Quality Progress
Date:
November 2020
Issue:
Volume 53 Issue 11
Pages:
pp. 56
Author(s):
Netherton, Gary S.
Organization(s):
Northwest Door, Puyallup, WA

Abstract

Many factories employ a higher percentage of temporary employees as the number of experienced employees dwindles with each retirement and unemployment remains low. I am a fan of lean Six Sigma, in its proper time and place. Often, improving quality must be treated as a triage situation, with longer term care to follow. Such scenarios require quickly taught and understood approaches. A simple three-legged stool approach is an easy first step to long-term cultural improvement.

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