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If they are your peers, and you’ve approached them already and they don’t seem interested, then peer pressure may not be the best strategy.

The best person to engage is the one that oversees all of these managers. Unfortunately, if some leaders aren’t told to support it, they won’t. This is why sponsorship from the top is SO important.

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner at She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.