Lean Six Sigma and Belbin for building better project teams.

 

Sabre is a Belbin Australia Team Roles Regional Representative and can use Belbin to assist with Lean Six Sigma.

 

Lean Six Sigma is a popular methodology used by large organisations (such as Xerox, Merrill Lynch, GlaxoSmithKline, Suncorp etc).  It is designed to improve and streamline processes, eliminate waste and increase efficiency. 

 

The Belbin Team Role Model, which shares the same philosophy of helping teams and organisations to improve, can be used to great effect by streamlining the human interactions at work.  

 

The Model offers a common language to measure and work with behaviours within the team and to enable strengths to be better leveraged, and weaknesses to be offset and / or minimized in project teams.   Easy to administer via online reporting, profiles and reports can be generated for project teams to reveal what really makes it tick.

 

When Belbin is used in conjunction with Lean Six Sigma it offers a powerful combination for transforming business performance. 

 

Belbin uses evidence of real-world behaviours to identify talent and match individual strengths to the required stages of a project team’s needs. 

 

Key amongst the “8 Wastes” identified by Lean is “Non Utilised Talent”. 

 

A failure to use people’s experience, talents, ideas, skills, knowledge and creativity to best effect is a common fault with many teams operating under pressure.

 

When Belbin and Lean methodologies are used in support of one-another greater flexibility can be achieved to allow teams to make maximum use of every available resource to improve business performance.

 

Six Sigma methodology also uses the stages of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) within project teams.  Belbin can be used to map where each team member’s natural stengths and contributions will best assist along these stages. 

 

Designing project teams with Lean Six Sigma and Belbin creates greater awareness from the outset about what each person brings to the team, and how they can be best utilized throughout.  

 

 

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