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Electronic Newsletter                 Issue 2004-03

 

March 2004

In this issue Striking Statistic, Timely Tip, Computer Clue, Group Gathering and Quick Quote

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Striking Statistic

Taking 5 minutes per day, 5 days per week to improve one's job will create 1,200 little improvements to a job over a 5 year period.

 

Please take 2 minutes to help us gather more problem solving and project management  related stats.  To help us, please click here to select and complete the surveys.

Timely Tip

According to the “Wizard of Whenã” , Problem solving typically involves 6 steps: Definition, Analyze Causes, Gather Data, Generate Solutions, Evaluation, Realization.  Definition of the problem is to insure addressing the actual problem rather than a symptom or a guess at the solution.  Analyze Causes to determine which one is actually causing the problem so that finding appropriate solutions is likely.  Gather Data occurs after finding the potential causes in order to measure them to determine why they occur. Generate Solutions occurs after gathering and analyzing data on causes is complete, so seeking solutions to the main cause may happen. Evaluation, which means doing tests, simulations, or other analysis to verify the potential solution should work. Realization is the actual implementation of the solution as appropriate to the problem with documentation and communication. 

 

Computer Clue

The computer can be quite useful in problem solving.  Not only are applications available for project planning, but many applications may be used for various stages of problem solving.  Examples include  using  worksheets may be devised for data gathering, tracking ideas generated, data analysis, simulations, and evaluation criteria. Additionally word processors may be used for  meeting management such as minute-taking formats, problem statements, and simple reporting.  Plus there are applications that may generate graphs showing improvement progress and cost reduction.  Finally, some data on what other organizations may be doing to solve similar problems may be available on the internet.

 

Click here for detailed PC hints on-line

(now with new animated cartoons).

 

Group Gathering

An activity to help the group learn problem solving skills or to better communicate can be an excellent way to begin a problem solving project.  A well-known activity that can result in some interesting communication while solving a group problem is the birthday line-up. First instruct everyone not to talk during the activity.  Then ask them to line up according to their month and day of birth.

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Quick Quote

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."      - Albert Einstein

 

A Few Seats Are Still Available!

 

In these one hour overview sessions that start this month!  Important business concepts will be presented in each session.

 

Work Smarter (Solving Problems Series)

  • Problem Solving

   - March 2

  • Generating Ideas

   - Mar. 30

  • Decision Making

   - April 27

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM

Lewisville High School

1098 West Main St.

Lewisville, TX

Class Code:  03-04WB19

 

The 36-Hour Day

(Getting Organized Series)

  • Managing Time

    - March 9

  • Conquering Clutter

   - Apr.6

  • Managing Meetings

   - May 11

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 PM

Lewisville High School

1098 West Main St.

Lewisville, TX 

Class Code:  03-04WB18

 

To register for any of the above overviews,  contact the LISD office at

972-219-0086. 

 

For full class session descriptions,

click here.

 

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For more information

on how these topics  may help you or your organization,

call Shirley at

214-457-5736.