Don’t fix it if it’s broken

We all remember the well-known aphorism by Robert Atkins “Don’t fix what’s not broken.” The meaning is clear – do not change something that works well. Let’s take it to the next level as innovators and problem-solvers: “Don’t fix what’s broken.” Indeed, do we really need to fix something that is not working well? Why should not we fix what’s broken? Fixing something is the most expensive and the least productive process. The only goal of fixing the broken part is to get it back to where it was before, to return it to the previous state. Fixing is an…

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Kaizen your organization with PRIZ Innovator

The term Kaizen originated from Japan. The meaning of the word Kaizen is “change for the better.” Over time, Kaizen became one of the leading business philosophies and converted into a competitive strategy – continuous improvement. Both words are critical Continuous means that there is no gap between projects – the end of one project initiates the another Improvement means that the change for the better refers to everything, everyone, everywhere. For a better chance to succeed with your business, you should implement Kaizen as a way of life. PRIZ Innovator & Kaizen PRIZ Innovator helps organizations to implement and…

How to manage several projects simultaneously

In the majority of cases, we don’t have the luxury to work on a single project. Our lives often force us to deal with several projects simultaneously. In this post, we will discuss the best way how to manage several projects simultaneously. The Problem Managing two or more projects simultaneously is a problem that can be solved using problem-solving (creative thinking) tools. Let’s zoom out and take a look at the whole picture, including the System, Subsystem, and Supersystem. Subsystem contains a part of the System, while Supersystem contains the System (as one of its parts).For example: If three is…

How to prioritize tasks with Urgency-Importance Matrix in PRIZ Guru platform

Our work and our lives are full of tasks. How to manage the priority of these tasks? This is a problem. Since this is a problem it should be solved with a help of a problem-solving tool. One of the most popular tools is Urgency – Importance Matrix (UIM). We have already published a number of blogs about the UIM in the past: How to prioritize tasks with Urgency–Importance Matrix in PRIZ Online Platform How to Manage Tasks Priority with Urgency – Importance Matrix (UIM)? How to define urgency and importance of tasks when prioritizing? Here, we want to publish…

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