The three biggest mistakes made when attempting to solve a problem

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "paralysis from analysis" and the Modern World Cities fishboning Frank Cotham Kaoru Ishikawa."Five I can easily identify with the executive in Frank Cotham’s cartoon that appeared in an issue of The New Yorker years ago. Problems really do seem to multiply like rabbits on steroids. However, experts on decision-making agree that there are three mistakes that seem to make difficult situations even worse…and all can be avoided. 1. [.].

Management Tools For Leaders: Cause & Effect Diagram

Rich Gee Group

History: Fishbones or causal diagrams were popularized by Kaoru Ishikawa in the 1960s that show the potential causes of a specific event. Tool #3 - Cause & Effect (Fishbone) Diagram This week, let’s focus on a great root causal analysis tool - the Cause & Effect Diagram.

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#KuToo: Time’s up for mandatory high heels at work

HR Digest

When Japanese writer and actress Yumi Ishikawa tweeted how much her feet hurt from a company dress code requiring her to wear 5cm to 7cm high heels at work, she sparked an online movement.

#KuToo: Time’s up for mandatory high heels at work

HR Digest

When Japanese writer and actress Yumi Ishikawa tweeted how much her feet hurt from a company dress code requiring her to wear 5cm to 7cm high heels at work, she sparked an online movement.

Should women always wear high heels in the workplace?

HR Digest

The campaign which was launched by Yumi Ishikawa, an actress and freelance writer quickly won support from lots of Japanese women online. Ishikawa mentioned that officials replied her efforts with skepticism, saying it would be difficult to pass a law on any issue concerning workplace footwear until the corporate world changes its culture. “I Ishikawa said on Tuesday.

Transforming a Management System – A Case Study From the Madison Wisconsin Police Department

Curious Cat

Crosby, Peter Senge, Warren Bemis, Tom Peters, Kaoru Ishikawa, and Joseph M. This post in an excerpt from The Quality Leadership Workbook for Police by Chief David Couper and Captain Sabine Lobitz ( buy via Amazon ). The New Quality Leadership Workbook for Police. Transformational Steps. A Case Study Madison, Wisconsin (1981-1993). Step 1: Educate and inform everyone in the organization about the vision, the goals, and Quality Leadership.

How We Revolutionized Our Emergency Department

Harvard Business Review

During rapid-improvement events, teams mapped processes and designed Ishikawa diagrams to aid in identifying cause and effects of waste. How does an emergency department (ED) go from the 6 th to the 99 th percentile in patient satisfaction, while improving dramatically in virtually every performance and efficiency category? If it were a Toyota vehicle-manufacturing plant, a key enabler would be a rope strung along each production line above team members, the Andon Cord.