A poll of 711 adults shows that half of those surveyed reported feeling stress over financial matters, with 48 percent saying the current economic uncertainty has caused them to be less productive at work.Read More
We are training our first "black belts" in Six Sigma and want to know how to compensate them. Should we give an increase in base pay based on getting certified in Six Sigma processes, or pay them a percentage bonus based on savings per project? Or both?
While other films, such as 9 to 5 , have depicted office dictators, the storyline in Horrible Bosses is especially resonant in the job market of 2011.Read More
The $65 million musical, the most expensive and ambitious ever done on Broadway, has faced many setbacks and delays in its attempt to open on the Great White Way. Most recently, the show’s producers announced they were delaying opening night by four weeks to Feb. 7 in order to make creative adjustments.Read More
The Japanese automaker also will roll out more quality-control training for workers and boost the number of engineers helping suppliers with quality issues to 1,000 from five. Meanwhile, the ranks of engineers certified as quality inspectors will be increased to 4,300 from 250.Read More
How does Six Sigma relate to human resources practices? And is the strategy limited to manufacturing, or might we use it at our service company?
Whether it's technology, fancy management techniques, financial incentives or bosses just pushing employees to step up the hours in a workweek, today's mantra for boosting revenues is "worker do more." Some productivity approaches work. Others just get companies in hot water. And the risk of employee burnout still looms large.Read More
Money is indeed a great motivator.Read More
How productivity, output, labor costs and compensation are changing.Read More
This year, the company projects a return of $9 million because of Six Sigma.Read More