This article provides a theory-driven framework simultaneously linking Lean Management and Six Sigma (LM&SS), enabling HRM and strategic climate to outcomes in health care. This framework contributes toward our understanding of direct and indirect (moderating and mediating) effects related to LM&SS in the context of health care. We argue that enabling HRM is crucial in creating mutual gains. The general underlying idea is that LM&SS, combined with enabling HRM, foster employee well-being (happiness, health and trusting relationships) and improve organizational performance. The challenge is to go beyond the simple application of LM&SS and to develop a climate of continuous improvement. We suggest that in order to sustain continuous improvement, it is important that health-care organizations aim for a strategic climate, which focuses the shared perceptions of employees on quality, efficiency and innovation.
|Journal||International Journal of Human Resource Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Koeijer, R., Paauwe, J., & Huijsman, R. (2014). Towards a conceptual framework for exploring multilevel relationships between Lean Management and Six Sigma, enabling HRM, strategic climate and outcomes in healthcare. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(21), 2911-2925. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2014.953974