Don layoffs increase with Six Sigma?
Layoffs and restructuring changes are the result of companies misalignment with the market. They are defined by costs that can no longer be supported by the market price, too much capacity in a shrinking market and products and services that no longer meet customers needs. Organizations that continually align their processes with the market find they never have enough people to fix the business issues that are constantly uncovered. When labor is freed from unproductive processes, it is quickly reassigned to previously under-resourced areas. Six Sigma is a relief to companies that can not find enough qualified people to fill open positions or grow their business, as workers are transferred from solving customer complaints to satisfying customer expectations.