Tag Archives: Complexity

One Issue Provides Accuracy Under Pressure

When things go wrong, people feel under pressure – especially at work.  Users can misreport or over report  issues. They may not know the difference between an air conditioning unit or a air curtain, what has gone wrong or the severity of the issue – but they need it fixed!. This can cause multiple phone calls, emails and site visits to diagnose an issue.  One Issue provides a guided, pre-populated mobile solution that eases the pressure and helps the user provide an accurate work request for the maintenance team.

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Keeping It Simple is Never Stupid

One Issue makes life simpler

Keep it Simple, Stupid – or the ‘KISS’ principle – has been recognised since the 1960’s (originally by the US Navy) as a very effective way of making systems work better – particularly when humans are involved.  Keeping each step as simple as possible can allow a process to be faster, more repeatable and accurate by inducing less human error and avoiding complexity which can create confusion and doubt – both to be avoiding when the operator is under stress.

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Feedback – Step 5 to Getting on Top of Your Issues

Step 5 – Feedback

This post concentrates on how to implement learning and feedback in your response to issues and their management – covering the requirements for feedback, learning from mistakes, utilising history, avoiding haste, implementing continuous improvement and working smart.

This is the fifth of six posts that outline in more detail our guide to getting on top of your issues, born out of our experience, frustration and success in managing issues in complex environments.

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Awareness – Step 1 to Getting on Top of Issues

Step 1 – Awareness

This post concentrates on the first of these steps – gaining and improving awareness – recognising you are swamped, collecting information, identifying scale, understanding complexity, counting success and failure and creating a winning vision.

This is the first of six posts that outline in more detail our guide to getting on top of your issues, born out of our experience, frustration and success in managing issues in complex environments.

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