When it comes to training employees – from executives to the rank and file – in the Six Sigma methodology, there are different paths companies can take. The most common is still the traditional classroom setting.
But is that the most effective? With the increasing global nature of organizations and the ubiquity of desktop and laptop computers, is online training the better way to go?
What are the advantages and what are the drawbacks? Which Six Sigma topics are best taught through that method?
This survey endeavored to answer those questions and more related to online Six Sigma training.
- 1,135: Number of total survey respondents
- 78: Percent of respondents who have participated in some form of online training
- 36: Percent of respondents who said online training is as effective as classroom instruction
- 47: Percent of respondents who said online training is less effective or much less effective than classroom instruction
- 50: Percent of respondents who have participated in online Six Sigma training
- 53: Percent of respondents who said they personally prefer blended training (a combination of online and classroom) for learning Six Sigma
- 69: Percent of respondents who said the most significant advantage of online training is that “training can be done anytime”
- 62: Percent of respondents who said the most significant disadvantage of online training is that there is “no personal interaction”
- 17:Percent of respondents who reported that their company uses online training for Yellow Belt instruction