Getting to the root cause of a problem can be challenging, but using Sakichi Toyoda’s 5 Whys technique may help. Simply ask “why” 5 times to your problem and you will eventually hit upon the root cause. This technique can be used for many scenarios, whether work or life. Other simple tricks like this are available on the Mind Tools site.
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5 Whys – Problem-Solving Skills From MindTools.com