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Decision-Making today builds on research showing that decisions fail half of the time. In business, the top casualties of a poor decision-making process are reputation, long-term growth, employee morale, productivity, revenue and profitability. Our goal is to promote more effective, ethical decision making.

Posts Tagged ‘Six Sigma Decision-Making’

Six Sigma Revisited

Mar 28 2013

Six Sigma Decision-Making


Six Sigma Revisited is an update on Six Sigma decision-making and more specifically an article I wrote several years ago entitled One Sigma Decision in a Six Sigma World. In the original article, I pointed out that fact that Six Sigma is a series of tools and strategies for process improvement that strives for output that is 99.99926% defect free. Decision-Making is a business process that Paul C. Nutt in his book, “Why Decisions Fail” reports, “For more than twenty years I have been studying how decisions are made, writing about what works, what doesn’t and why. The key finding is startling – decisions fail half of the time.”

Hmmmmm, 50% vs 99.99926%. Seems like a lot of room for process improvement.Maybe Six Sigma Decision-Making would be something to strive for.

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