Cause and Effect (Fishbone) Diagram

Training Guide
Service System Strengthening
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This tool identifies, sorts, and graphically displays all the possible causes of a problem or outcome. Also known as the Fishbone Diagram, this tool can help you, together with team members or stakeholders, understand the root causes and relationships between factors affecting a complex problem. This tool is part of a series of adaptive leadership tools to help tackle complex problems.