While warmer temperatures are always welcome after a particularly cold winter, the recent fluctuating temperatures, ample moisture, and aging pavements are keeping the Iowa Department of Transportation, as well as county and city road crews, busy fixing potholes and addressing other structural damage to our streets, roads, and bridges.
Why do you come to work every day? Sure, we all get paid, but to keep coming back, there is probably a deeper purpose to your daily trip from home to work. Exploring that purpose was the point of a recent Lean Six Sigma exercise by the driver’s license staff team at the Ankeny driver’s license station. The Iowa DOT has been using Lean Six sigma process improvement tools for several years to improve the way we do what we do. There are several activities associated with the process improvement method. The Ankeny driver's license station team worked through the Paper Passing Purpose Tool (P3T), to determine a purpose statement.
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