Six-Sigma6 - Team Management Types of Teams Improvement...

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1 Team Management Types of Teams Improvement Teams A group belonging to any department chooses to solve a quality/productivity problem. It will continue until a reasonable solution is found and implemented. The problem may be management selected but the solution is team directed. Process Improvement teams For a process improvement team, employees may be drawn from more than one department to look into the flow Of material and semi-finished goods required to streamline the process. Project Teams/Task Forces/Ah Hoc Teams Members are selected based on their experience and directed by management to look into a specifics areas such As the modernization of a piece of equipment or solution to a customer complaint. Team membership can be all management, all work area, or a composite of the two.
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2 Self Directed Teams Self directed teams are the teams such that all team members are equal, energetic and self-motivated participants, Not just be led and passive members. The team meets and works together and the team leader should assume an equal position with the other team members. Some teams find it helpful to rotate team leadership to give every one Experience. Cross Functional Teams Cross functional teams are made up of individuals who represents different departments or functional areas in the organization. Individuals who represent a department or functional areas should be subject matter experts. The thoughtful selection of the members is an important aspect of building an effective team. Quality Circles Japanese started quality circles. The circle is a means of allowing and encouraging people on the production floor To participate in decisions that will improve quality and or/reduce manufacturing costs. Membership is based on Voluntary basis. Quality Teams American version of ‘quality circle’. But most ‘quality circles’ projects tend to be employee selected. While most Quality team efforts are management selected but team directed.
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3 Team Type Structure Best Applications Improvement Teams May be 8 to 10 members from a single department Can work on quality or productivity issues. A process improvement team can consist of multi- department membership and focus on process flow and product issues. Quality Teams May be 8 to 10 members from single department May initially work on quality topics or overall department performance. Can evolve into self directed teams. Project Teams Can have broad or specific member selection. May be all or part management Works on specific project such as the installation of a conveyor system. Can also focus on material related items like an improved inventory control system. Usually disbands upon the completion of a project. Six Sigma Teams
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