Please join Lenovo’s Executive Director of Global Lean Six Sigma, David Olski, as he describes the keys to starting up and coordinating a performance excellence deployment on a global basis in a cross-cultural environment. Lenovo, a Chinese-owned company, is the 4th largest PC manufacturer in the world and is in its fourth year of operation since acquiring IBM’s PC division. Lenovo currently has annual sales of $15B and employs over 23,000 people in over 60 countries.
With the challenges of a being a new company, compounded by merging two companies with distinct and strong cultures, driving performance excellence is an exercise in the integration of practices, alignment with corporate strategy and regional priorities, and adaptation to unique cultural approaches, expectations and norms. In this focused session, David will discuss lessons learned in bridging both corporate and national cultures, developing and managing shared visions and objectives, and supporting differentiated implementation approaches. Additionally, David will speak to the challenges of driving a global effort with a hybrid top-down and bottoms-up deployment approach.
Specific topics to be discussed include:
- Developing a program approach which transcends company and cultural differences
- Deploying Lean Six Sigma in a Chinese-owned company
- Aligning Lean Six Sigma with the corporate and geography strategy
- Managing and mentoring projects globally
- Rolling out multiple training strategies to meet global demand
- Balancing the building of capability with the demand for results
- Driving results beyond the financials