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Focus on Problem vs Focus on Solutions
One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of the empty soap box, which happened in one of Japan's biggest
The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soap box that was empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the
assembly line, which transported all the packaged boxes of soap to the delivery department. For some reason, one soap box went through the assembly
line empty. Management asked its engineers to solve the problem. Post-haste, the engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high
resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soap boxes that passed through the line to make sure they were not empty. No doubt, they
worked hard and they worked fast but they spent whoopee amount to do so.
But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, did not get into complications of X-rays, etc but instead
came out with another solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soap
box passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.
Moral of the story: KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) i.e. always look for simple solutions. Devise the simplest possible solution that solves the problem.
When NASA began the launch of astronauts into space, they found out that the pens wouldn't work at zero gravity (Ink won't flow down to the writing
surface). In order to solve this problem, it took them one decade and $12 million. They developed a pen that worked at zero gravity, upside down,
underwater, in practically any surface including crystal and in a temperature range from below freezing to over 300 degrees C.
And what did Russians do…………………………………???
The Russians used a Pencil!!!
So, learn to focus on solutions not on problems.
"If you look at what you do not have in life, you don't have anything"
"If you look at what you have in life, you have everything"