What is the cause of the obstacle?

After you have identified your operational obstacles, the next step is to develop an understanding of why the obstacles exist so that you can develop a plan to mitigate the impact they have on your organization.

However, an obstacle cannot be resolved until there is an understanding of why an obstacle exists. Consider the following:
• What is the root cause? Training, resources, inefficient processes, unclear expectations, inconsistencies, or something else?
• When does it occur? Always, only in certain circumstances, at specific times?
• Who contributes to the obstacle? Specific positions, a department, an individual?

Once there is clarity on why the obstacle exists, then a plan can be set forth to mitigate that obstacle.

Aldridge Kerr can assist you in mitigating your operational obstacles. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you in improving how you do what you do.

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