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Where there is a (performance) gap there is a concern

I had a really good day yesterday working with a client's team. The team has issues. Plenty of issues. Some are managerial issues, some are people issues and some are production issues. When I first met the team they didn't know what to do with their issues, so I started by helping them to see more issues. Issues everywhere, they didn't seem very impressed. And then we captured the issues as 'concerns' into the tried and tested ' concern cause countermeasure ' format and followed the process: Concerns probed for root causes and root causes converted into countermeasures. Soon they realised that some of their root causes dealt with numerous concerns and they gained momentum. Yesterday we pulled another one of their processes apart and identified all of the gaps. The gaps became concerns and we fed them back into the process. Now they have a practical action plan (of countermeasures) to upgrade the process in question. What do you do with your