Are you fixing the right problems?

Just because your team is faced with a number of problems doesn’t mean you should solve all those problems — that might be pretty wasteful, actually. Instead focus on and solve those few problems that are keeping your team from achieving the next milestone, or the desired measurable objectives; ignore the rest.

And when you do attempt to solve a problem, make sure you are tackling the root causes and not the symptoms. Poor inadequate solutions often lead to other bigger problems. Remember Sevareid’s Law, “The chief cause of problems is solutions.”

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