If a recent survey is to be believed Six Sigma seems to be working for companies. iSixSigma Magazine recently published a report on the acceptance levels and growth in the adoption and implementation of Six Sigma in a wide variety of companies. The magazine interviewed at least 1500 respondents hailing from a wide cross section of companies. The report stated that nearly half of the companies that are already using Six Sigma intend to proceed with their current level of training and staffing for 2007. And over one third of the same base is working on increasing the training investment.
It was found that less than 20% of the respondents reported that they wish to lower their expenditure on training and staffing. If one were to consider the entire base, the magazine has ensured that it has a good representation of respondents from the entire spectrum of the industry. In a nut shell, the report signals that the Six Sigma industry is thriving and has a great future. Market Wire reports:
“Despite this strong level of commitment among companies using Six Sigma, there is still a lot of reluctance to get involved by those who have not made a commitment yet. "Just over half (53%) of the companies who were not yet involved in Six Sigma planned to do so at some point in the future, and 47% said they had no plans to do so."