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Summary: Why to use cause-effect diagrams

  • Create a common understanding
    • Team-based problem is extremely effective, but requires a common understanding of the problem. Cause-effect diagrams are a very practical collaboration technique.
  • Identify how problems affect the business
    • So that you can focus on the most important problems first and make informed decisions.
  • Find root causes
    • So that you can maximize the effect of your changes.
  • Find vicious cycles (negative reinforcing loops)
    • So that you can break them, or turn them into positive reinforcing loops (good stuff leading to more good stuff, instead of bad stuff leading to more bad stuff).

Good luck!

/Henrik

Email: henrik.kniberg AT crisp.se
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