Lessons From Louis CK For Problem Solving And Quality Management
Louis CK is one of my favourite comedians, most deserving of his current commercial and critical acclaim. This early 2-minute videoclip of his seemingly has little relevance to workplaces but the process he describes has a real value. Many adults find annoying the behaviour of inquisitive children in always asking, “Why?” And so the behaviour is drummed out of us, yet it is this behaviour which can solve so many workplace problems. Or, at least, kickstart the solving.
Good old convenient ‘quote-meister’ Albert Einstein once said,
“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask. For, once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than 5 minutes.”
I suspect that during those 55 minutes, Albert would ask “WHY?” a lot. Watch the video. Have a laugh. But laugh and learn.