Recently I viewed a presentation on the Svenska Handelsbanken management model. For those who do not know it Handelsbanken is one of the world’s most successful financial institutions while their management model sets them apart from most competitors. Shortly afterwards I saw a short documentary on the Dabbawallas of Mumbai, India. The Dabbawallas are an […]
“We have seen how a simple everyday problem can be solved effectively using the Logical Thinking Process. What then when it comes to finding out why our company is losing money, why wait times in our hospital keep increasing, or why our factory keeps piling up inventory? In such cases we need a rigorous framework to help […]
„Now we have used the Logical Thinking Process to solve the problems I encountered with my house and garden. We have seen how one step leads directly to the next and and hopefully this simple example has provided some insight into how powerful this process is…“ At the start of this sequence of articles on […]
„… why not think for a moment about some long-standing problem you may have encountered in your work? Something that comes up again and again, that is regularly discussed in meetings. Something everyone agrees has to be fixed, but that somehow just seems to hang in there…” In my last article, The Logical Thinking Process […]
In the terminology of the Logical Thinking Process we use the term undesirable effects for the issues. Why? Because normally the „problems“ we see are not really the true problems. They are usually consequences of some underlying causes, which are the real problems.
„Now, the first thing most of us would immediately do is go directly to the possible solutions … But the problem with this common approach is that we keep fixing the effects, not the causes and often we don‘t really know if the solutions will even work in the short term … In other words, we […]
Traditional budgeting has for a long time been criticized for encouraging counterproductive behaviour, hindering growth and wasting time on useless excercises. In recent years the Beyond Budgeting methodology has gained ground as an alternative. Being a general management philosophy to a large extent Beyond Budgeting plays down or altogether eliminates the annual budget as a […]