From school, we are rated as ‘good professionals’ if we are able to solve complex problems in a fast and correct way.
Mythology tells us stories about heroes fighting/solving impossible problems with what’s today called ‘heroic effort’ or ‘heroic action’.
So we, as manager (or not), feel satisfied when we can fight those dragons.
I think we should concentrate more on how to avoid this waste called ‘problem’ instead of fighting it.
Many think that automatic tests, in sw development, are built to find bugs AFTER the code is written / released. The truth is that automatic tests must help developers in NOT putting problems / bugs in software (Test Driven).
We don’t want any waste to slow down velocity / throughput.