on implementation time
|Size of the organization
||In larger organizations it typically takes longer to train
a critical mass and longer to restructure into high-performance
|Current cultural predisposition to collaboration
||Organizations whose members are highly competitive and unaccustomed
to collaboration have a longer learning curve.
|Unanimity of top management that LSS/HPO is the way to go
||Top management must actively support the implementation. If
all do not, they need to be convinced or replaced, and this
increases the implementation time.
|Current use of teams
||Where teams and the spirit of teamwork are not present, implementation
|Existence of union(s)
||When unions are present, additional time must be allotted
for active, positive union involvement.
|In-house expertise in Lean, Six Sigma, or HPO
||Since an ultimate goal is to have many in the organization
training in Lean, Six Sigma, and HPO, an existing base will
shorten the overall implementation time.