While opting for black belt or not may not be a life altering choice but it can prove to be a career altering one. Thus it is important to weight its pros and cons.
What comes with Black Belts?
Six Sigma Black Belts receive hand-on experience of dealing with process improvement projects while gaining a leadership competency. These qualities help in making the Six Sigma Black Belts, leaders, not just in the functional but in the business expanses too.
They gain a deep understanding of the working at the shop floor along with the understanding of the organizations business strategies and long term policies. Such a perspective assists them in achieving better results that prove beneficial to the overall business.
Six Sigma Black Belts have a thorough knowledge about the cause and effect of the leading issues. They know which process improvement project would prove to be the most effective for the general health of the organization. They can think cross functionally and can study the data factually and make operational decisions based on it.
Their training in soft skills enable them to avoid and convert negative resistance to positive support. They can influence stakeholders and make great business leaders. To groom a potential Black Belt, choice of the appropriate candidate always proves to be a good start. A motivated and devoted candidate can only be taught skills such as strategy implementation, financial planning, marketing, horizontal growth of the organization etc.
Process improvement projects require trained and experience Black belts to drive the changes, and bring about strategic and financial growth for the organization.
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