The Dirty Little Secret about Root Causes

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Type:  Operating Experience and OPEXShare Training & Guidance

Publisher:  BuschCo Inc, Moscow, ID

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Human Resources and Leadership, Management Systems, OPEXShare

How Human Performance can change the Traditional Approach to Root Cause Investigation

While root causes are useful, they tend to be event specific. Unless a worker is directly involved in the same line of work/event that resulted in a root cause, they wont perceive the root cause or its associated lessons learned as having value. Hence the reason most organizations repeat the same events again and again. This paper is intended to show that there is a lower common denominator than root causes. And that by understanding how to identify the lower common denominators, organizations can have a more successful lessons learned program.

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