Lean Six Sigma promotes learning, mentoring and coaching for sharing knowledge, solve challenges, and increase quality levels across companies and the world. Since one of the main components is the personal aptitude for learning and continuing education, we need to emphasize on the importance of both collaboration and cooperation in an eLearning environment while considering the intellectual giftedness. One main driver in several training organizations and educational organizations have been the offering of training and certification in classes that emphasized on the cost component rather than on the collaboration, cooperation and intellectual capabilities that can be enriched only through eLearning.
The teacher, professor or trainer who stays in front of the class, presenting the training material, tests the students and then certifies them, is only giving to the students the baseline information of the theoretical knowledge. Whether the student will understands all concepts is irrelevant. The rapid technological changes and focus of this generation are in supporting the education and technology through eLearning in combination with the Forum and Social Media to allow the different minds to come together and share their personal experiences and understanding. Nobody really emphasizes that through eLearning, the achievement represents not only the self-realization but is also re-enforcing to the prospective clients the assurance of taking the best decision. Giftedness is not a marker of success, but rather the aptitude or an inherent ability to learn, with the main components as motivation, creativity and high self-concept.
In the adult world some of the intellectual giftedness characteristics are:
• perfectionistic and sets high standards for self and others
• has strong moral convictions
• is highly sensitive, perceptive or insightful
• fascinated by words or an avid reader
• feels out-of-sync with others
• is very curious
• has an unusual sense of humour
• a good problem solver
• has a vivid and rich imagination
• questions rules or authority
• has unusual ideas or connects seemingly unrelated ideas
• thrives on challenge
• learns new things rapidly
• has a good long-term memory
• feels overwhelmed by many interests and abilities
• is very compassionate
• feels outrage at moral breaches that the rest of the world seems to take for granted
• has passionate, intense feelings
• has a great deal of energy
• can't switch off thinking
• feels driven by creativity
• loves ideas and ardent discussion
• needs periods of contemplation
• searches for inner life
• feels a sense of alienation and loneliness
• is very perceptive
• feels out of step with others
The possession of the desire to know means that gifted individuals have a need to search for the inherent pattern, logic or meaning in a set of data information, while average people prefer to have the pattern, logic, or meaning already generated and explained.
As the world changes, the new way of interacting is through the Forum and Social Media, but these opportunities need to be aligned with a learning environment where ideas can be generated and shared since what we need to encourage is the elimination of some of the negative feelings that sometimes constitute an impediment to self-discovery. Integrated thinkers, gifted individuals become successful in Lean Six Sigma as they can approach solutions by using different patterns. The highly gifted have the greatest capacity to create structure and organize data and the greatest need to know. Such people can create whole disciplines and/or frameworks for comprehending the universe as Newton and Einstein.