When creating a structure, how do I tell the difference between drivers and levers?

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Anonymous A asked on Aug 25, 2017

My understanding is that drivers come first at the highest level in the issue tree, followed by levers. Is this true? How do I differentiate between drivers and levers?

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replied on Aug 30, 2017
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Hi,

Your question is more about wording. In my understanding drivers are the CURRENT FACTORS influencing the result (revenue drivers). Levers are the MEANS to improve the situation IN THE FUTURE (e.g. Increasing price for category A).

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Anonymous A replied on Aug 29, 2017

Nothing at all? Not a word, even from the EXPERTS??

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