The Toxicity of Silent Problems

The Toxicity of Silent Problems - http://www.withoutwarningcoach.com Avatar Posted by RJohnson4444 under Management
From http://www.withoutwarningcoach.com 3930 days ago
Made Hot by: kimmendrez on August 26, 2009 3:03 pm
A core competency of every organization is to be strong problem solvers. But why is it that some problems are so often avoided, go unnoticed and not solved?





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Written by ShawnHessinger
3930 days ago

I think some problems are avoided because they are too difficult to solve while others are based on paradigms we accept on faith and that would need to be changed in order to see our problems in the first place.



Written by lyceum
3930 days ago

Rodney,

Thanks for enlightening me! I have to check out your book at some point in time.



Written by lyceum
3930 days ago

Rodney Johnson,



Do you think that Eli Goldratt's theory of constraints could be a solution to the silent problems?



Written by RJohnson4444
3930 days ago

Martin, thanks for your reply and question. No, I do not believe the silent problem phenomenon I describe in my book has little correlation with the Theory of Contraints model developed by Goldratt - here’s how Wikipedia describes it.

“The underlying assumption of Theory of Constraints is that organizations can be measured and controlled by variations on three measures: throughput, operating expense, and inventory. Throughput is money (or goal units) generated through sales. Operating expense is money that goes into the system to ensure its operation on an ongoing basis. Inventory is money the system invests in order to sell its goods and services”

Infrequently, silent problems could be contraint related, however, most of the time, there isn’t a correlation. In most instances, silent problems have a tie back to emotional intelligence, since the reason we avoid many problems has an emotional connection. For instance, many avoid conflict and consequently problems that require confrontation to solve often grow silent (avoided or neglected) over time. In fact, there are a host of reasons I discuss in my book regarding why we avoid, which is void of contraint limitations.



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