November 25, 2009 | Mark Paradies

Word “Root Cause” Appears Frequently in the News

I was reading a Reuters story about a crack in the containment at Crystal River nuclear plant, and there were several references to “root cause” and “root cause analysis.”

Then I started thinking back…

When we started System Improvements back in 1988, there were almost no references to “root causes” in the news. But in the past 20 years, the phrase has gained popularity.

So root cause analysis is now more frequently referenced. But my question is … DO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE TERM “ROOT CAUSE”?

I know folks that attend TapRooT® Training leave with a whole new understanding of root cause analysis, but what about those folks that think that asking why 5 times gets them to a root cause? Do they really understand what a root cause is? Very, very doubtful…

If you want to really understand root cause analysis then attend a course that comes with a guarantee. Here’s the guarantee that comes with every TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course:

Attend a TapRooT® Course.
Go back to work and apply what you have learned.
If you don’t find root causes
that you previously would have overlooked
and if you and your management don’t agree that the
corrective actions you develop are much more effective,
just return the course materials and
any software that was provided and
we will refund the entire course/software fee.
It’s that simple. We are that confident
that you will love the results obtained
when using TapRooT® to find root causes.

So register for a TapRooT® Course today with no worries about the quality of the system that you are learning.

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