“An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.”
Ben Franklin

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to this week’s root cause analysis column.

TapRooT® is the best method for performing investigations and doing root cause analysis. But wouldn’t it be better if you never had to do the investigations in the first place? Of course, and that is why auditing is so important.

Beyond auditing, proactive improvement can take many forms, and when effective, becomes an overall mindset and can put an organization on the path to excellence. If that is the case, why are more companies not proactive? Here are just a few reasons:
• Time (perceived at least)
• They don’t have a reason to (not enough pain)
• They do not have the buy-in (management and employee support)
• Procrastination (human nature!)
• They don’t know how

TapRooT®, when used with auditing and proactive improvement programs, can help lead to organizational excellence and reduce the number of investigations required.

Sadly, many companies do take the time and resources to do audits but do not get the desired results. Why? Because corrective actions are developed without proper root cause analysis. That is where TapRooT® comes in.

Around the world, professionals and companies have sought to find a better way to perform investigations on problems and losses. Many of the smartest people and leading companies use TapRooT®.

TapRooT® can be used to perform root cause analysis on any problem, so why not find the problem and do root cause analysis before these problems manifest themselves into incidents? We decided to develop a course for auditors and audit participants to see how TapRooT® works with audits and other proactive approaches. Regardless of your role in the audit process, you must understand the entire TapRooT® process to be effective, so this course is for anyone involved in auditing, from auditors themselves, to auditees, to management who is responsible for improvements.

Want to learn more about using TapRooT® for Audits and Proactive Improvement? If so, attend our new course, TapRooT® for Audits, at the Global TapRooT® Summit, February 26-27, in Knoxville, TN. To register for the course (and the summit on February 28-March 2, click HERE