Michael McCarthy Sustain Your Gains

ISBN 13: 9780937100202

Sustain Your Gains

 
9780937100202: Sustain Your Gains

Accelerate Improvement, Sustain Gains The People Side of Lean-Six Sigma.

As Lean and Six Sigma applications have spread throughout business and industry, a gap has begun to be noticed. That gap is the significant number of Lean and Six Sigma applications that are not sustained. That gap is on the people side of Lean and Six Sigma. Sustain Your Gains shows how to close the gap.
-Dr. Aubrey C. Daniels Author of Oops: 13 Management Practices that Waste Time & Money (and what to do instead)

This book will teach you to: -focus the energy of the 70% people side of Lean-Sigma in a how-to format and from a veteran Lean/Performance consultant Michael McCarthy -how to add Aubrey Daniels International s proven people methodology to your Lean/Sigma initiative, to sustain your hard won gains -make a process improvement last by systematically applying positive reinforcement and other behavior analytic tools

Mike's book gives great practical advice on how to gain stronger team participation during a project and how to build reinforcement into your control plans or SOPs. As a project leader you can help your process owners sustain the gains by teaching them HOW.
-Jean O'Connell Director, 3M Six Sigma Operations (retired)

The Process of Six Sigma works, but only when you incorporate the principles of feedback and positive reinforcement to sustain the improvements. The people will want to achieve the desired results only if you make it visible and rewarding to them.
-Bruce Kennedy Vice President Enterprise Strategy, YRC Worldwide

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About the Author:

Michael McCarthy is an experienced Lean facilitator, performance improvement consultant, corporate trainer, and curriculum designer. He has worked with all levels of organizations, from top management to work teams. Over the course of his career, he has served as the Executive Director for Corporate and Economic Development at Asheville Buncombe Tech, as a manager with Accenture, assisting clients as a senior consultant with the firm of Aubrey Daniels International, consulting and training such clients as Preston Trucking, 3M, Georgia Power Company, Department of the Army, Philadelphia Electric, Emerson Electric Electronics and Space Division, Eastman Kodak, Milliken & Company, and Black and Decker. For three years he was the editor of Performance Management Magazine, researching and writing about transformational leadership, quality, and performance improvement concepts and applications. He was instrumental in transforming the corporate culture at Preston Trucking from an adversarial one to a partnership relationship between management and employees (Preston was subsequently featured as a case study in one edition of the book, A Great Place to Work).

He is the co-author of the book, You Made My Day, addressing productivity and positive work culture through building co-worker recognition and relationships.

Mike spent a year in Europe teaching with the private Flint School aboard the 157 sailing schooner Te Vega, in a program emphasizing principle-based character development. He has also worked in a wilderness therapeutic camping program for troubled youth with the Eckerd Foundation.

Mike holds a Masters degree from Kent State University and a BA from the University of Florida. He and his wife Janis Allen live in Brevard, a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, where they enjoy hiking. Their daughter Shawn teaches English in Seoul, South Korea.

Review:

Many lean books up to now have included statements or even chapters about the importance of leadership, culture, and behavior change in the transformation of an organization to a lean culture. But there has been a gap in most business books in providing specific instructions in how to motivate people to change from traditional approaches to making and providing products and services, to engaging in lean behaviors, so the organization can reap the benefits that come with less waste, faster flow, and improved customer satisfaction. Sustain Your Gains offers very specific descriptions of how to help people practice lean behaviors that will work in their organization, and continue practicing those behaviors, so the results gained from lean implementation continue on. --John Kaemmerlen, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

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