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The problem-solving, problem-prevention, and decision-making guide : organized and systematic roadmaps for managers

Author: Robert Sproull
Publisher: New York : Taylor & Francis, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Each day, managers and employees are confronted with a plethora of real problems and decisions that are creating issues suchs as lost throughput, poor quality, personnel problems, and material shortages.How they approach these daily quandaries will determine how successful they are at resolving problems and making effective decisions. It is human nature for managers to solutions before they even understand the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sproull, Robert.
Problem-solving, problem-prevention, and decision-making guide.
New York : Taylor & Francis, [2018]
(DLC) 2017054324
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Sproull
ISBN: 9781351116268 1351116266 9781351116244 135111624X 9781351116251 1351116258 9781351116237 1351116231 0815361408 9780815361404
OCLC Number: 1023825462
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: The dna of problems and problem solvers --
4 basic tools of problem solving --
A structured approach to problem solving --
Define, describe and appraise the problem --
Investigate, organize and analyze the data --
Formulate and test a causal theory --
Choose the most probable cause --
Develop, test and implement solutions --
Implement, document, and celebrate --
Failing at problem solving --
A message for leadership --
A structured approach to problem prevention --
Defining high risk areas --
Defining problems, failure modes and effects --
Identifying the highest total risk problem --
Defining the most probable cause --
Developing a preventive measures plan --
Implement the preventive measures plan --
The case of the engineering backlog --
The case of the defective pinions --
The case of the cracking rails --
The case of the weld spatter --
A case study in problem prevention --
Decisions, decisions, decisions --
A case study in decision making --
Needs assessment.
Responsibility: Bob Sproull.

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"Each day, managers and employees are confronted with a plethora of real problems and decisions that are creating issues suchs as lost throughput, poor quality, personnel problems, and material shortages.How they approach these daily quandaries will determine how successful they are at resolving problems and making effective decisions. It is human nature for managers to solutions before they even understand the nature of the problems they are trying to solve. As a result, they end up making blind decisions that change perfectly acceptable processes for incorrect reasons. The real secret to solving problems does not depend upon the number of sophisticated statistical tools that one applies -- The secret to solving most problems is to keep the approach simple and uncomplicated. Many managers and employees make mistakes because they fail to do what Toyota does so effortlessly -- . They fail to perform the 'genmba walk,' during which they go to see the actual process, understand the work, ask questions, and learn. By following a structured approach, and using only simple tools, most problems can be solved, effective decisions can be made, and problems prevented. The cornerstones of this book are three detailed roadmaps for solving problems, preventing problems, and making effective decisions. Each roadmap contains a step-by-step explanation on how to solve existing problems, how to prevent future problems, and how to make effective decisions. The book provides real case studies to illustrate each of the techniques presented in the book. "--Provided by publisher.

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