Strategies in Chaos? Consider Goldratt's Thinking Processes
The theory of constraints thinking processes
of E. Goldratt are effective generic tools useful in both normal and chaotic situations.
- Goldratt's current reality tree
diagnoses the core conflicts and identifies the root problem/s that give birth to most undesirable effects experienced in a complex situation.
- The 5-focusing steps
offer a constraint management technique of never ending system improvement.
- The evaporating cloud technique
dissolves most complex conflicts by speciying contextualized win-win solutions.
- The future reality tree and prerequisite tree
are powerful, robust, and delightfully effective planning tools.
Done right, results from theory of constraints thinking processes are practical, sustainable, overwhelming to say the least.