Improvement Matrix

There’s an old quip: “Don’t shoot a cannon at a rabbit.” It’s too much firepower for the task at hand. Likewise, if you have a very simple problem to fix, follow Nike’s advice and “Just Do It” (JDI). However, most of today’s problems are complex with many variables involved, so silver bullets often fail. The improvement matrix shown below helps us use the right problem solving tool or method for the scope of the problem we are facing.