Our yellow belt team with their continuous improvement certificates.
16 Apr 2018

Dancing for improvement

Chas Goldring Manager - Continuous Improvement

At the end of the British Steel Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course, I always play 'Dancing Man.’ Why? What has this to do with improvement?

The ‘dancing man’ (or more correctly young man) is initially a lone dancer at a music festival. He is doing a crazy dance with the majority of people just sitting watching him. After some minutes, he is joined by a second guy who also starts dancing in a crazy fashion, closely followed by a third.

Ultimately more and more people follow until those sitting and watching are in the minority.

The dancing man has created a movement but, critically, it is the first couple of brave followers who have created the momentum.

This video reminds us that a few individuals with persistence and sheer determination can change the mindset of a large number of people.

This is our aim at British Steel.

By creating momentum through leadership, developing people, fostering best practice and creating a governance structure, we will deliver a different way for our company.

I would recommend anyone with an interest in improvement and lean to watch the Dancing Man. Watch it and take confidence that we are changing the cultural direction of our company.

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