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Wise words: An African proverb and root cause analysis

Bud to Boss

I always enjoy reading the little chunks of wisdom, but this one about getting to the root cause of an issue seemed especially relevant for new supervisors: This proverb reminded me of a problem-solving section in C 3 : Clear Concise Communication.

What are your 5 whys?

Lead on Purpose

One of the quickest, simplest approaches to performing root cause analysis (finding the answers for why something happened the way it did) is to use the 5 whys technique. Using this approach, you write a statement that contains the problem … Continue reading → Knowledge Leadership 5 whys technique discovery root cause analysis

On Leadership, Coaching, and the DNA of Your Culture

Linked 2 Leadership

Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leading & Developing Other Leaders Albert Einstein Root cause analysisHey Leaders: As you come to work and try to make it through yet another day in Leaderville, I have a big question for you. It has to do with something that is probably not on your radar; Not on your calendar; Not on your to-do list; Nor on anyone else’ day planner… The big question [.].

Thriving Through Processes

Leadership Freak

Feedback Goals Leading Managing Taking others higher Teams Decisions Leadership Development Management Organizational Development root cause analysisOrganizations without processes never thrive. Effective and efficient processes create platforms that enable, enhance, and evaluate both individual and organizational performance. What’s your systematic process for achieving breakthroughs, living transparently, or solving problems? Powerful processes: Eliminate drama.

Thriving Through Processes

Leadership Freak

Feedback Goals Leading Managing Taking others higher Teams Decisions Leadership Development Management Organizational Development root cause analysisOrganizations without processes never thrive. Effective and efficient processes create platforms that enable, enhance, and evaluate both individual and organizational performance. What’s your systematic process for achieving breakthroughs, living transparently, and solving problems, for example?

Corrective Action Program Best Practice 2 – Causal Analyses

Strategy Driven

Corrective Action Program Premium business management causal analysis condition report corrective action program nathan ives performance improvement root cause analysis strategydriven Organizations experience incidents of every sort, some with almost imperceptible impacts and others inflicting catastrophic consequences. The text above is only a small portion of this article.

Optimize the Whole

QAspire

When a customer reports problem with your software, you do an incidental root cause analysis and address the code quality problem. But when you look at the whole system, you might figure out that the real root cause is in something which is immeasurable yet important – may be, collaboration with other teams or how you sell. May be, inefficiencies rooted in how you support your customers after product is delivered.

Video – How to use the 5 Whys

Talent Technologies

‘The 5 Whys’ is a well-known Six Sigma technique that helps professionals perform a root-cause analysis to get to the bottom of a problem. We thought the video from the Harvard Business Review here would be useful for managers seeking to understand this technique a little better, and, perhaps more importantly, how to go beyond The 5 Whys in order to fix the problem at hand.

Identifying the Solution 1st, Makes Things Easier

Create Learning

But don’t we need to know the specific root cause(s) in order to solve the real problem? Not necessarily, knowing the root cause(s) increases your knowledge of the root cause, that does little to define the solution you need.

10 Things I Learned from a Training Program That I Still Use Today

Great Leadership By Dan

How to do a root cause analysis and a structured process for making decisions. ?????. Kodak European Management Development Program. 2000, Lausanne, Switzerland (can you find me?). ?????

What if the Miracle Question Worked with Corporate Teams?

Create Learning

The team and I had spent 3 days working through root-cause analysis and struggling to determine what was causing a certain screw to vibrate lose during flight. You leave here and place your project planning and analysis results on your desk.

Integrate Analytics Across Your Entire Business

Harvard Business Review

Develop a robust root cause analysis capability. Once CoE is created, the pod teams should perform root cause analyses to support the performance management process. The retailer example mentioned above used root cause analysis to answer the question around what factors contributed to an unsuccessful marketing promotion. They are not left alone to develop root cause analysis insights in a vacuum.

Leading Business Transformation That Lasts

Eric Jacobson

Listening is the root of collaboration, root-cause analysis, and effective teamwork.

The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobson

Listening is the root of collaboration, root-cause analysis, and effective teamwork.

Debriefing: A Simple Tool to Help Your Team Tackle Tough Problems

Harvard Business Review

People participate with a desire to truly understand root causes of their successes and failures so they know what to repeat and what to change. What caused our results? This is the root-cause analysis and should go deeper than obvious, first-level answers.

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Applying a Model for Small Business Continual Improvement

Deming Institute

SWOT analysis. Root cause analysis. Cause and effect diagram. Guest post by Luciana Paulise, see part 1 of these thoughts: Applying Deming Principles at Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. How to apply the model.

6 Ways to Screen Job Candidates for Strategic Thinking

Harvard Business Review

Few strategic thinkers actually label themselves with the phrase, but fortunately there are many other words that can indicate the skill: “strategic goals,” “multiyear,” “cross-functional,” “increasing profitability and margins,” “connecting the dots,” “data-driven decisions,” and “root cause analysis.” Every organization needs strategic thinkers.

How Companies Are Using Machine Learning to Get Faster and More Efficient

Harvard Business Review

Root cause analysis. Sight Machine’s software uses machine learning to interpret the patterns of these alerts, helping engineers to quickly pinpoint the few alerts that represent the root cause of the problem, separating them from the ripple effect alerts.

Business Transformation Only Happens When Employees Equate Change With Deep Personal Growth

Eric Jacobson

Listening is the root of collaboration, root-cause analysis, and effective teamwork.

Can GM Make it Safe for Employees to Speak Up?

Harvard Business Review

First, Maryann Keller, a former auto analyst, notes that, historically, GM hasn’t invested in root-cause analysis. The original response from GM was not to look for the root cause because that wasn’t part of the company’s thought process. In early April, following the news of faulty ignition switches and recall of more than 6 million cars, GM CEO Mary Barra announced a “Speak Up for Safety” program. “GM

Read "The Seven Arts Of Change"

Eric Jacobson

Listening is the root of collaboration, root-cause analysis, and effective teamwork. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

How to Use Employee Performance Appraisals to Facilitate Employee.

Weekly Leader

Is It Ever OK to Break Into Your Colleague’s Computer?

Harvard Business Review

Martha, who manages a staff of hundreds at a health care facility, says she uses a “root causeanalysis to decifer digital errors and distinguish between a mistake caused by a systemic failure or individual oversight. Rick was looking for Kelly, one of the analysts who supported his consulting team. Kelly’s hours were a mystery, and Rick was confused and annoyed.

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