Tag Archives: Problem Solving

Problems, Symptoms & Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Examples

Process for identifying problem and doing root cause analysis

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a cycle of solving the same problems over and over again? Ever wondered why some solutions seem to only offer a temporary fix? Have you ever wondered if you have identified the correct problem or you are trying to fix one of the symptoms? The key lies in your understanding of problem, symptoms and root cause, and approach to problem-solving, which is fundamentally rooted in analytical thinking. What exactly is the difference between a problem and its symptoms? And why is it crucial to conduct a root cause analysis to arrive at a lasting solution? In both personal and professional spheres (work place), …

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Productivity vs Efficiency: Differences, Examples

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If you’ve ever found yourself caught in the whirlwind of tasks and deadlines, you’ve probably asked yourself: “How can I get more done?” or “How can I make better use of my time?” At the core of these questions lie two concepts that are often used interchangeably but are fundamentally different: Productivity and Efficiency. Understanding the nuances between productivity and efficiency can be a game-changer in both your personal and professional life. While both are geared towards improving performance and achieving goals, they focus on different aspects of the work process. Knowing when to prioritize one over the other can mean the difference between spinning your wheels and skyrocketing your …

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