Amplifying your skills set

blog1The whole concept of continuous improvement is not new. It has been around for decades and many organisations deploy this as a means of consistently improving their business processes. Lean and Six Sigma are considered as the all embracing methodology that enables these improvements to be realised. But what does it mean for the individual and the organisation?

For Organisations

In the ever increasing competitive market, the need for sustained performance is critical to the well being of the organisation. The recent (and continuing) market pressures have forced businesses to review their current operations with a view to either reducing costs, improving revenue and ultimately to protect the profit.

Clearly, a business that remains ‘static’ in this age of brutal competition, is far more likely to suffer consequences as opposed to those that proactively seek new ways to at least maintain their performance levels if not enhance them. Which is the very reason that the increase in continuous improvement deployment is so profound. Organisation just cannot afford not to continually improve.

Having Lean Six Sigma practitioners within the organisation allows for not just fixPicture1ing a problem, but for building processes that become embedded within the company. This behavioural change instils a culture of improvement across the teams resulting in a constant belief that there is “always a better way.”

There are three primary levels to Lean Six Sigma: Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt each of which represents a level of understanding of this methodology and the tools and techniques associated with each. The latter two are practitioner level, but the importance of Yellow Belts cannot be overstated. To understand what each belt means please view here.

“I feel this course complemented and developed on previous learning from ILP undertaken. It reinforced the need for great preparation and a structured approach and added a few extra tools to help achieve this. I am looking forward to being able to put it into practise and work with my fellow graduates to effect sustainable change as part of continuing service development.”


As the graphic above illustrates, the appetite for continuous improvement across organisations is immense. This survey represents over 405 of our most recent customers who responded – all at least agreed that they would recommend Lean Six Sigma as the vehicle for positive change. You can view some case studies here. and here

For Individuals

It is fair to say that most individuals want to better themselves, They want responsibility, they want to be part of the process, they want a voice. Above all, they want to contribute to success of the company (and hopefully get recognised and may be even promotion). Alternatively, for someone who is looking to further their career then a CV with “A certified practitioner in Lean Six Sigma” included will undoubtedly impress the interviewer!”

Enhancing your skill set not only provides greater opportunities but also increases self belief and motivation. Having the credentials to showcase a prospective employer or even your boss and having the ability to demonstrate your practitioner skills will hold you in good stead going forward and provide you with a unique competency that will possibly be the envy of your colleagues.

Our public training courses cater for all individuals who wish to develop their competencies. The highly interactive nature of our learning programmes enables delegates to fully understand the concept, tools and techniques that make Lean Six Sigma the number one choice for personal improvement and enhanced performance.

“Excellent relaxed style. Dealt with all the questions with confidence.”

“Dembridge are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and this came across in the training. This enthusiasm and passion also came across in his support to us as students.”

“The trainer was very motivating and explained things very clearly. He took time to ensure that those members of the group who had not had previous experience of some of the charts and principles used on the course had a clear understanding.”

Delegates were equally impressed with the workbook provided at the training. All delegates stated that the workbook was either “useful” or “informative.” Many comments referred to the appendices, citing the comprehensive nature and supporting information to be of real value post training.

A listing of our training courses can be found here

In summary

  • The business improvement landscape is changing fast. Organisations, however small or large, are embracing continuous improvement as the number one choice for positive change.
  • Businesses continue to face challenges that put a strain on their profitability
  • Highly successful businesses incorporate continuous improvement as part of their culture
  • Individuals, like businesses, recognise the importance of constant improvement and personal development and view Lean Six Sigma as a catalyst to this goal.

No longer can businesses and individuals alike progress without continually developing their talent and processes. Those that thrive do. Those that don’t, don’t!