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“Why?” Not “Who?”: Fixing Systems, Not Blaming Workers

Why

Recently, Harvard Business Review published a video called “The 5 Whys” where Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup and The Startup Way, explains the use of the method. He repeatedly, and incorrectly, suggests to the viewer that “behind every seemingly technical problem is actually a human problem waiting to be found.” Finding a human who failed to be singled out for blame won’t find and fix the deficiencies in the process or system. What we need is to improve the design of the process or system within which humans work.

You can read the full post on Mark Graban’s Lean Blog. Please click on the link — https://www.leanblog.org/2018/01/not-fixing-systems-not-blaming-workers/

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