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Lean Six Sigma Home Project

Motivating the team

One of the challenges in any business improvement project is to motivate the team and more importantly, sustaining the motivation through out the program.

I believe that people are self-motivated. Unfortunately their other environmental factors that kill their motivation.  So, instead of looking at the ways to motivate a person, we need to focus on removing the obstacles in their path.

In any project there is an implicit question,  “what is in it for me?”. In our home project, I made sure that the kids understood it. For them it is  a learning, fun, identity and some pocket money!  The money part is to show their contribution saves electricity bill.

So far the kids have done well. The went to the library and borrowed  a kit ” Home energy tool kit”. They collected all the previous years bill.  My elder one, even made an Excel spreadsheet. Good to see that schools teach such basic things.

I have to admit that I find difficult to keep the focus on this project.  I have to find some ways to keep it going.  In the next post,  I will post our results of the   “Measure” phase.

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About Murali Ramakrishnan

Murali is the Managing Director of the boutique consulting firm "Process-Symphony". Process-Symphony specializes in IT enabled business process orchestration. http://www.process-symphony.com.au http://www.kloudax.net.au

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