Progressing faster through the ranks of Six Sigma requires you to understand the field more deeply, and make certain decisions driven by the motivation to move up. When taking on new projects for your green belt, for example, you’ll want to make sure that you hit certain points hard enough to make a noticeable impact. Let’s have a look at how you can optimize your approach.
Identify Real Issues
Whatever issues you pick to resolve, make sure that they are actually something the organization is concerned with. Sure, anyone can point out issue after issue once they’ve looked into a company long enough. But many of those end up being irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. If you want to be noticed, make a real impact.
Ensure Your Results Can Be Measured
That brings us to our second point. Any changes you implement should be able to be measured in an objective manner. Few things are worse in the field of Six Sigma than spending a lot of time optimizing something, only to have nothing viable to show for it. You have to pick your problems in a way that allows you to demonstrate an actual, measurable impact through them. This can be more difficult than it seems on the surface.
Integration into the Company’s Overall Workflow
Last but not least, remember how your work ties into the overall workflow of the organization. You have to approach things in a way that impacts the company at large, not just individual departments. This will give you the best chances at getting the recognition you want, and it will improve your prospects for moving up in Six Sigma later on. Proper communication with the company’s leadership is essential for getting this right.