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Work Out

Similar to Kaizen, WorkOut is a business improvement methodology aimed at making processes simpler. General Electric introduced WorkOut in the 1980s to eliminate bureaucracy and to encourage employees to get involved and take action. At the heart of WorkOut was quick implementation, measurable goals and real ownership.

In the 1990s, WorkOut became GE’s basis for introducing Six Sigma. Today WorkOut has been copied by many companies outside of GE to accelerate their process improvement initiatives.  Several colleagues at Six Sigma & Lean Merits have led WorkOut initiatives at General Electric and are experienced facilitators.