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06/03/15
Transferable Skills. Problem Solving
Filed under: Recent Posts, Position Searching, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends, Alternate Career Paths
Posted by: site admin @ 7:51 am

Very interestingly I ran across a recently posted job
description
that included a “technical skill” that was
a new term for me.

It was “8D type problem solving.”   Curiosity led me
to discover  that it is an abbreviation for Ford Motor
Corporation’s 8 Disciplines or stages
which are listed:
Plan, Form a team, Describe the problem, Determine
an interim plan, Root cause evaluation, Verify
corrective actions, Develop corrective action plan,
Implement, Prevent re occurrence, Congratulate.

This blog has reported on the often used term
Transferable skills and I would propose that problem
solving skills updating would be one course the ACS
should regularly provide for members.  It is offered
in various contexts and is quite similar to the Six Sigma
Protocol
which has been implemented in a wide variety
of scenarios and venues.

If there is one training program to take or refresh when
one is in between positions, it would be one of these
Six Sigma or 8D, which is updated with the latest terms,
software and fresh examples applied perhaps to your
fields of interest.

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