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categorise problems with the cynefin framework

Making Sense of your Problems with The Cynefin Framework

Published: February 26, 2017
Cynefin Framework offers decision-makers a way to view a situation or problem. The model helps categorise the situation and assists in setting out how we can approach these different situations, and how to solve them. ... Read more
visual control board with PDCA thinking

Embedding PDCA Thinking into Our Visual Management

Published: February 13, 2017
Embedding PDCA thinking into our visual management systems, particularly the Check and Act mindset, helps us to be more effective across many aspects of our business, through continuous improvement. Here we look at examples of visual management against PDCA thinking. ... Read more
documenting and sharing improvements

Documenting and Sharing Improvements and Lessons Learnt

Published: February 2, 2017
Our continuous improvements are often hard fought and hard won, so we want them to be sustained and shared. Documenting and sharing our lessons learnt are an important part of all continuous improvement cycles. This was highlighted to Michelle Brown, TXM Consultant, during a recent project of introducing problem solving to a team of manufacturing people, and here she picks up her story. ... Read more
trigger points for problem solving

A Multi Level Approach to Problem Solving with Trigger Points

Published: November 29, 2016
As you and your company travel along the lean journey, the ability for your team to identify and take part in solving their own problems becomes important. Having a robust, multi level approach to problem solving helps to make problem solving more achievable. Clear trigger points are needed to support the problem solving efforts. ... Read more