January 16, 2013

the things i learned from PMA writing


First of all, I have to say I learned critical thinking and critical writing through this PMA. This topic seems very easy. The first part of it is to compare and contrast two quality improvement systems??Lean and Six sigma. The second part is discussing how successful it is nowadays. However, after I searched information via Warwick library, I found there are different opinions on this topic. Even lots of them are real compatible. For example, lots of journals said these two approaches can not merge with each others, while others hold totally different opinions. Thus, this work force me to question the results gained by pre-journals. In addition, balancing the opinions of two sides, based on that develop my own opinions. It is my first time to find much journals with variety kinds of opinions. It is real a tough work for me to balance all of the opinions and develop my personal opinion based on them as well.

Secondly, i learned there is no excellence process improvement system in the world. After I compare and contrast Lean and Six sigma, I found combined them can bring company lots of benefits. However, it is not suitable for SMEs because of finance problem. Thus, even perfect excellence system may not is the most suitable one for your company. You should develop the one based on your companies current situation.

Thirdly, during the process of searching information on Six sigma, I found Six sigma not only can merge well with Lean, it also can help company to develop as a learning organization. Because it encourages everyone involved into the work, which make the organization to be more creative. In addition, Six sigma also encourages the members continuous self-learning to achieve the sustainable excellence. It changed the way from the traditional management method, which is managers rules every employees. The creative working environment and self- learning ability of the employees are also two important rules for a company developed as a learning organization.



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