Problem-solving

Reflection is the first active step to know there’s a problem.

One morning on a street corner, there’s a small boy holding a mirror in his hand, reflecting the light of the sun toward a house and centering the bright spot on one of the windows. “What are you doing?” asked a passerby.

“My brother is sick in that house,” said the little boy, and “since the sun never enters his room, I was trying to reflect a little of it in there with this mirror.”

Do you have a regular reflection time? And how are you doing with your reflection time?

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Problem-solving

If you think there’s no problem, then you’re part of the problem.

This Elbonomics is a derivative of Taiichi Ohno’s “no problem is a problem.” If you and your people are wont to say there’s no problem, then you don’t know the letter and spirit behind kaizen (continuous improvement). If you don’t know it yet, kaizen is a solution looking for problems to solve.

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