Lean six sigma has been known to bring out the optimum efficiency of the processes by reducing the wastes and improving qualities for quite a long period now. It has been a widely discussed topic on various forums and chat rooms. Six Sigma is not just limited to manufacturing industry but can also be applied in various other fields like advertisement, human resources, health care and even in sports!
Yeah! You heard it right. Even in sports!
Lean Six Sigma concepts can be very helpful in creating more competent sportspersons. Like the concepts used in various industries, six sigma can also help the sportspersons to remove wasteful processes from their training sessions, train in a more efficient way and analyze and improve their control over the game
Let’s Football the six sigma way!
Football world cup kicks off today and the whole world will have their eyes stuck to their television sets. The entire world will be in anticipation and be guessing who will emerge as the winner. But what if I say that Lean Six Sigma can help a team in getting the edge over the other teams and dominate an entire tournament?
Would you believe that? I guess no.
But let me help you with it.
Lean Six Sigma along with DMAIC method which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control can help a team in finding out the weaknesses of the opposition and then training their players to exploit it.
It is a very obvious fact that in a team sport like football, it is very difficult to exploit the weaknesses of one particular individual and then go on to winning the match. However, with the use of Lean Six Sigma DMAIC methodology, one can train their players by defining the objectives, measuring their current abilities, analyzing the patterns in the opposition and then improving the game of its own team by training them in accordance to gain control over the match.
Let us look at it in this way, suppose if a team can analyze the opposition and the pattern in which they play and are able to find a weakness, say goalkeeper’s inability to stop in a particular area of the goal, the team can then train their players to exploit this and ultimately win the match.
If the goalkeeper only saves 20% of shots taken at him, it would surely be a significant contributing factor to the team’s losses.
Lean Six Sigma is undoubtedly one of the most effective methods to remove various kinds of wastes from the processes. The discipline that is ingrained once the methodology gets implemented plays a crucial factor in directing the processes towards efficiency and in standardizing them. Lean six sigma not only removes wastes but also provides the leadership with a detailed framework and assists them in reconfiguring the overall organizational culture.
Written & Compiled By Faber Kishlay & Faber Mayuri