All of this depends on the organisation in question being prepared to let somebody fail and have another attempt. Failure, even if learned from is expensive and all the six sigma/CI/green belt stuff is about driving out failure. Failure isn't an option because failure is measurable in the bottom line. Nowadays, nobody would give Edison the time of day - if he hadn't got a working lightbulb at the third attempt, he'd be out the door.

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