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Unit IV Case Study (material attached)
For this assignment, read the case study, “Six Sigma at 3M, Inc.,” on pages 441-446 of your textbook. Once you have read and reviewed the case scenario, respond to the following questions with thorough explanations and well-supported rationale:
1. What will be the benefits, costs, and risks of the Six Sigma program, and how will they be tracked and supported?
2. How should the various functional areas in the organization be included in the Six Sigma initiative, and what role should senior and middle management play in this change initiative?
3. What are the human resource implications for deploying Six Sigma (e.g., employee selection, roles, organizational structure, and reward systems)?
4. How will Six Sigma affect the innovative culture at 3M? Is Six Sigma enough with respect to the future? Include thoughtful reflection concerning your recommendations to 3M going forward.
Your response must be a minimum of two pages, double-spaced. References must include your textbook plus a minimum of one additional credible reference. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. All references and citations used must be in APA style.