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The 5 Whys template

Get to the root cause of a problem with the 5 Whys template. 

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Get to the root cause of a problem by asking “why?”

Sometimes, the solution to a problem isn’t as direct or obvious. The 5 Why’s template helps you get to the root cause of your problem faster by continuously asking yourself why that problem exists. This is an especially helpful exercise when you have a persisting problem that you’ve tried to solve before.

Give the 5 Why’s template a try next time you and your team have a challenging problem to solve and you don’t know where to start.