While looking at implementing Lean and Six Sigma in Government sector we have to implement a training program to establish a cadre of employees who are trained in these techniques. It also involves fixing a budget to implement the process and choosing the best possible candidates for the same. You will also need to identify training staff who possess the expertise to start from scratch and build up a strong framework for training the personnel. Let us look at the various stages of evolution of the Six Sigma in the government sector.
1. The beginning:
At first, the group selected for the Six Sigma training will include a mix of individuals. Some may be extremely brilliant and fast at grasping the concepts while others may need some time adapting to the new processes. Slowly these differences will start fading as the professionals develop as both individuals and as a team that works together for a better outcome.
2. Increasing the numbers:
Slowly you start training more and more individuals in this new way of doing business in the government sector. Thus more leaders are created.
You may also recruit some previously trained professional who can further improve the environment of your workplace.
3. Efficient Budgeting:
It is to be taken care that governments should stick to their budget as they are dealing with the money of taxpayers and this should be dealt with care. All the resources and material should be carefully planned out and made best possible use out of.
4. Wider geographical locations:
It is true that the government is efficient when it works together as a whole, therefore it is necessary that the Six Sigma training and it’s advantages be spread to government organizations and teams in other geographical locations as well. The training staff can be sent to other locations to support and implement new strategies there as well.
5. Course creation:
When compared to the private sector, there are a few differences in the public sector that needs to be dealt with. Therefore a new course must be tailor-made to suit these differences. New material and training strategies may be developed. You can use a wide range of resources such as video clips, slide shows, training guides etc. which outline the main factors of the Six Sigma program according to the Government Sector perspective.
6. Statistical Analysis:
Basing the training program and integration for the government sector on Analysis of statistical data from previous outcomes is a valid way to ensure better outcomes. While the private sector may work well with predefined processes and practices, it is important to customize the data analytical process to suit the particular government body in question. It is also necessary to communicate these statistics and data to the participants to motivate them towards their goals.
With its wide range of benefits, Six Sigma is a great benefitting factor to the government sector. With its implementation, the government offices can be better prepared for dealing with crisis situations and coming up with better solutions to the problems faced by the public.