NTOA Forums Strategic Leadership SWAT Command Decision-Making And Leadership II: Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking & Decision Making How can we reduce the time period from notification of a warrant service to actual service (assume time to target site is always equal)? We suggest that you utilize the Lotus Blossom technique.

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      Anonymous
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    • #6904
      mmWayne Griffin
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      Using the Lotus Blossom technique, we can start by placing “Time Reduction” in the center of the 9 squares, and try and come up with some problem solving techniques to achieve that goal. Tasks can be delegated to individuals on the team by the Commander so that the time between notification and time on target is greatly reduced. This accomplishes a couple of things: It gets things off of the “plate” of the Commander leaving him time and energy to focus on more important things, and it is helping and teaching other guys on the team about responsibly.

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      Anthony Kies
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      When trying to reduce the time period from notification of warrant service to the actual service we can utilize the Exploding Blocks to try and figure out a solution to the problem. I would place “Time” in the middle box of the exploding box and then I would sit down with the Team Leader and advise him of what I want accomplished and show him the Exploding Block technique so he can better use this to come to a solution. This methodology used will allow for all members involved in the time reduction problem to be a divergent thinker and come up with ways to find a solution for the problem. This will enable the team to feel like they were part of the solution and allow the Team Leader to be able fill the blocks and talk through many situations.

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      Jeffrey Brown
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      To reduce the time period from notification of a warrant service to the actual service you could apply the Lotus Blossom technique. Since time is important we would place time in the center of the 9 squares of the Lotus Blossom. Next, you would add 8 factors that are effecting time. Using this method you can analyze the problem and find the best technique for reducing your time problem.

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      mmJacob Taylor
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      As others have said in this post, the center square should be time-sensitive. All other decisions should affect this in a positive way, but not jeopardize the priority of the mission. There is a balance to achieve when the tempo is sped up.

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      Jon Thompson
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      Time would be the center square. Working outward from that square, I would look at what affects time, whether it be in a negative sense or in a positive sense. Each square past that would reflect how that factor affects the time frame of service.

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      mmChris Eklund
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      Time being the concern, it would be placed in the middle and effects on time placed around it working out.

    • #8628
      Thomas Carroll
      Participant

      Using time as the center block of the Lotus Blossom technique is a good tool to guide a team leader discussion on warrant service planning. The final product should effectively decentralize planning and reduce the time period from notification of a warrant service to actual service.

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      Jesse Laintz
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      How can we reduce the time period from notification of a warrant service to actual service (assume time to target site is always equal)? We suggest that you utilize the Lotus Blossom technique.

      With the use of the Lotus Blossom technique, time or time reduction would be in the center of the nine squares. With the remaining eight squares you would work on factors that are affecting time. Using this method you can analyze the problem and find the best technique for reducing your time problem. From there would be brainstorming and other problem-solving techniques used to try to improve the time.

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