Demand Surges for Lean Talent over Six Sigma

Industry Week

Jill Jusko
Feb. 14, 2012

Lean talent demand exceeds Six Sigma by almost 68% in the current study, almost double the 35% edge it held last year.
Demand for lean talent over Six Sigma talent has accelerated at its fastest year-over-year pace in the study's history, according to Avery Point Group. 

Why has a desire for lean talent overtaken that for Six Sigma? Noble suggests that companies may be seeking a "more practical way" to get results with fewer resources -- and to get those results more immediately. For some, Six Sigma carries a stigma of "paralysis analysis," with results considered a more long-term endeavor, he says. 
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