Difference between Focusing on Problems and Focusing on Solutions

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Difference between Focusing on Problems and Focusing on Solutions

Post by Roma-_ on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:53 pm

Difference between Focusing on Problems and Focusing on Solutions
Difference between Focusing on Problems and Focusing on Solutions
Case 1


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).
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.

And what did the Russians do...??


They used a pencil.
Case 2


One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese
management was the case of the empty soapbox, which
happened in one of Japan 's biggest cosmetics
companies.

The company received a complaint that a consumer had
bought a soapbox 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 soapbox
went through the assembly line empty. Management asked
its engineers to solve the problem.

Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an
X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by
two people to watch all the soapboxes that passed
through the line to make sure they were not empty. No
doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they
spent a whoopee amount to do so.

But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company
was posed with the same problem, he 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 soapbox passed the fan, it simply blew the
empty boxes out of the line.

Always look for simple solutions.


Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problems

Always Focus on solutions & not on problems


So at the end of the day the thing that really matters

is
HOW ONE LOOKS INTO THE PROBLEM,

Mere perceptions can solve the tough problems....


Have a nice day
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