Six Sigma takes working efficiently and effectively very seriously, and this takes focus.
The focus is what keeps you doing the task correctly. When working on your day-to-day processes, your mind needs to keep up with your body; they are partners. This will keep you from making errors and creating waste. The waste will show up as variations in the product being produced, or extra production time taken.
To make sure you focus throughout the day-to-day processes, you must define that as one of your goals. It must be at the center of your core beliefs in order to be successful. This doesn’t just apply when you are using Six Sigma methodologies, but throughout your life as well.
One of the main reasons people really take to the Six Sigma DMAIC template is because it helps keep the individual focused by creating a template to follow. The more you use the DMAIC template, the more you will naturally arrive at being focused. You can only create consistency in your day-to-day processes when your mind and body work together as partners.
An interesting fact about ourselves is that we are creatures of habit. This has been scientifically proven, we go about the day doing pretty much the same thing in the same way at the same time. Why do we do this? We do this because it works for us, because our mind is connected to our body and when we get a favorable outcome, it becomes part of our life’s processes — or in this case, habits.
In order to be successful using Six Sigma methodologies in your business or career, you must focus on what you are doing and how you are doing it. This will put you on a path to arriving at being an expert. We all know experts are efficient and effective in what they do.
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