A lot of what you do here may be considered cultural implications in order to be the most effective. If you recognize that it’s a pet solution and the team owns up to it, then ask for a pause on the project to go back and make sure that the solution will resolve a root cause. Most organizations would allow this. We all make mistakes and recognizing the mistake before it’s too late is a good thing!

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. For almost 20 years, she's helped leading organizations like Washington State, Cisco and GE build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.