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Doing an Investigation
When you begin to use data analysis, you are often still trying to understand the data about data analysis rather than the outpoints in the data. The remedy is just become more familiar with the materials of this course.
It is easy to get the knowledge of an ideal scene. An outpoint is simply an illogical
departure from the ideal scene. By comparing the existing scene with the ideal scene, you can easily see the outpoints.
To know the ideal scene, you only have to work out the correct products for the scene. If these products aren’t getting out, then there is a departure from the ideal scene. You can then find the different types of outpoints and then locate a Why and in that way, open the door to (lead to and make possible) the handling. And by handling, you are simply trying to get the person or organization to get out products.
Unless you go along in this way (from product back to organization), you can’t analyze much of anything. You only come up with just errors and not outpoints. An existing scene is as good as it gets out its products, not as good as it is painted or carpeted or what public opinion exists about it.
any scene, a factory manufacturing something or an army fighting a war or a housewife giving a dinner party, there are products.
People who lead lives that have no purpose are very unhappy people. Even people who don’t work or just
dabble and don’t do their work seriously are only happy when they have a product!
There is always a product for any scene.
A beginner can get confused and start to fail if he doesn’t follow the steps of:
1. Work out exactly what the person or activity should be producing.
2. Work out the ideal scene.
3. Investigate the existing scene.
4. Follow the trail of outpoints back from the ideal scene to the existing scene.
5. Locate the real Why that will move the existing toward ideal.
6. Look over existing resources.
7. Get a bright idea of how to handle. A
bright idea is an idea based on the real Why and includes a clever use of resources (finances, personnel, equipment, facilities, supplies, skills, etc.) that you have available to handle the situation.
8. Handle it or say what handling should be done so that it stays handled. This is a way to do it that is very sure to work.
If you just find errors in a scene, with no product or ideal scene to compare the existing scene to, you will not be doing data analysis and situations will worsen because you are finding wrong Whys.
You have to be able to think with outpoints. A rough way of saying this is ”learn to think like an idiot.” You could also add ”without also losing any ability to think like a genius.”
If you can’t tolerate outpoints at all or confront them, you can’t see them. A madman can’t tolerate pluspoints and he doesn’t see them either. But there can be a lot of pluspoints around and no production. So you can be told how great it all is while the place is close to collapsing.
A person who listens to people on the scene and takes
their Whys is at risk. If these were the Whys, then things would be better. A far safer way is to talk only about what products should be being produced and investigating.
You should observe the existing scene by looking at data or through other people who observe for you or directly observing the scene yourself. You often have to guess what the Why might be. It is doing that which brings about the idea of ”Learn to think like an idiot.”
The Why will be found at the end of a trail of outpoints. Each outpoint is an aberration when compared to the ideal scene. The biggest idiocy which then explains all the rest and which opens the door to improvement toward the ideal scene is the Why.
You also have to learn to think like a genius with pluspoints.
Get the highest time period of production (now or in the past). Compare it to the existing scene just before. Now find the pluspoints that started then. Follow these pluspoints and you arrive at the Why as the biggest pluspoint that opened the door to improvement. But, once again, you look over resources available and you have to get a bright idea. It is the same series of steps again as above but doing it with pluspoints instead of outpoints.
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