Reasons of Six Sigma Failure
Here are some of the reasons of Six Sigma failure.
Lack of Vision
- Lack of clarity in business objective & vision.
- In organizations where no urgency for growth.
- When you don't want to increase your profit or do not care about your customers.
- Lack of proper understanding of customers and competition.
Lack of Management Support
- Lack of understanding/interest in six sigma concepts in the organization.
- Lack of interest/commitment from top management.
- If your organization is weak with regards in management and leadership.
- If companies fail to allocate proper resources, funds, train, and dedicate the management to Six Sigma.
- Six Sigma implementation without building the quality culture.
- Improvements may not directly result to increase in profits or customer satisfaction (both internal and external customers) if the CTQ variables aren't accurately identified.
- Not understanding customer demands properly.
- Lack of review & reward recognition mechanism.
- Too many project improvement teams with lost focus.
- Clashes with other initiatives.
- Failure to link Six Sigma strategically with business goals.
- If the data collected is not reliable.
- If the project duration is too much,there is tendency to loose focus.
- If the selection of six sigma project is wrong.
- Failure to recognize the need to properly roll out training to the improvement team.
- The project is too large.
- Project objectives not defined correctly.
- If there are too many independent variables that cannot be managed.
- Project stakeholders (the customers) had not been engaged fully through the lifetime of the project.