KJ method


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KJ method

  1. 1. KJ Method in 60 seconds
  2. 2. KJ Methodis a Creative Problem Solvingmethodology.
  3. 3. How to increase our company profit?Step 0. Define your problem
  4. 4. Step 1. Label makingWrite down one thought/fact/idea/concept related to problem per label until all issues are captured.
  5. 5. Step 2. Label Grouping“Free yourself of prejudice and listen carefully what the labels are trying to say.” Notice that some labels seem to belong together, Put them as a group.
  6. 6. Step 3. Group NamingMake a one line header that describe essence of all labels in the group.
  7. 7. Step 4. Chart MakingMake a stable spatial arrangement based on your understanding.Cause & Effect Interdependence Connection Contradiction
  8. 8. In conclusion, Let’s should do new marketing campaign instead of new design Step 5. ExplanationDescribe the chart verbally. Revise it many times until it is smooth and concise.
  9. 9. Benefits Every resource is limited, the KJ method helps us to discover the top priority parts of problem which allow us to use our resource to solve that problem efficiently. It allows free and creative thinking. The KJ method free us from our dogma (bias) toward problem so that we can pursue creative thinking based on facts (not feeling) without any constraint.