This concerns me - classroom training vs. on the job experience - this varies greatly amongst Lean 6 Sigma training organizations.
My worry is this - if we have an overflowing market of Lean 6 Sigma specialist this is going to create a market approach where the certification will not mean very much for the people who have the practical experience.
Unlike physicians or other highly trained professions that require application of theory with hands on experience (theoretical and practical).
Many training organizations just offer the classroom of Lean 6 Sigma theory and no requirement for practical application hours. When I received my Green Belt in 6 Sigma my employer at the time required all team members trained immediately be assigned to a black belt for the practical application. I quickly found that the theoretical and practical were necessary for comprehension and effectiveness.
How many of these unemployed workers can gain the practical hours needed to be effective with the Lean 6 Sigma training while not employed?
My concern is that employers will begin to see 6 Sigma as a bidding process of the employee who is "certified" by someone will take the lowest bid.
Is Lean 6 Sigma becoming the "Fish Philosophy"?
Share your thoughts.
clipped from blogs.isixsigma.com
- Michael Cardus is the Founder of Create-Learning-Team Building, an experiential based training and development consulting organization, as well as a blogger for TeamBuilding NY. Mike specializes in team building, team development, leadership development consulting and training, creating team building programs that retain talented staff members, increase production and effectiveness of your team.Located in Buffalo NY.We travel to your location and facilitate team building and leadership training, wherever and whenever best serves your team