Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Focus on Problems vs. Focus on Solutions

2 different interesting stories with different situations and the ways they resolve problems...



1. One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the
>case of the empty soap box, which happened in one of Japan's biggest
>cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had
>bought a soap box that was empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the
>problem to the assembly line, which transported all the packaged boxes of
>soap to the delivery department. For some reason, one soap box went through
>the assembly line empty. Management asked its
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>engineers to solve the problem.
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>Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with
>high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soap boxes
>that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt,
>they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent whoopee amount to do so.........
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>But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the
>same
>problem, did not get into complications of X-rays, etc but instead came out
>with another solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan and
>pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soap
>box passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line
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2. When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that

>the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (Ink won't flow down to the writing
>surface). In order to solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12
>million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down,
>underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a
>temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.
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>And what did Russians do.......................................??
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>The Russians used a Pencil!!!
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>Moral of the story: KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) i.e. always lookfor
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>simple solutions. Revise the simplest possible solution that solves the
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>problem :-)
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>So, learn to focus on solutions not on problems
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"If you look at what you do not have in life, you don't have anything"
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>"If you look at what you have in life, you have everything"

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