Workplaces in the private sector and the public sector have many similarities. After all, objectives need to be met and daily work needs to get accomplished. Through our experience with business process management we have identified five major differences between sectors:
- The Election Cycle
- Term Limits
- Legislative Controls
- Human Resources Structures
- Revenue is usually not tied to employee performance
Although these and other differences do exist between sectors, lean six sigma techniques can still be applied to show impressive results in government agencies. All workplaces, government and private sector alike have business process and workflow systems that need to be followed. To learn more about how these tools and methods can address challenges in public sector offices read the full article, Squeeze Maximum Value Out of ARRA Funds, Step One: Process Improvement published in The Federal Manager.
Business management consultants help to apply Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Improvement techniques to government agencies to improve performance. Implementing these techniques can help the agency improve communication and streamline decision making processes in order to improve service time and increase accountability.