Solving Problems with Multiple root causes!

Business Improvement

I may be overweight because I am often stressed, I love fried food, and I hate exercise.

The business systems in the organisation are clunky because of a lack of training and no ongoing improvement initiatives.

When we solve problems, we must get to the root cause. Often, there is more than one root cause. These causes tend to support each other too. So, our challenge is identifying the root causes, understanding their interrelationships, and formulating solutions that win over the problem.

Here are a few examples of problems that may have multiple root causes for reference:

  • The user interface of the software is clunky.
  • No one is using the software.
  • The project is burning the budget but not making progress.