Friday, May 05, 2023


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Problem Solving is easier said than done. Sometimes a problem isn’t a problem but just a simple decision that must be made. So if your decision involves a problem, then ask yourself these basic questions.

  1. What is the real problem? Is it based upon accurate or hearsay information?
  2. What was the cause? Is it a unique problem or one that is a common occurrence?
  3. Does it have multiple parts?
  4. Then should the problem be tackled in those parts or as a whole?
  5. What objective can be achieved by solving this problem?

Before making a Problem Solving decision, think it through as best you can by considering any ramifications. Is it fair to all concerned? Does it replace old policy or define a new one? Is it a permanent solution?

Once decided, take the appropriate action and be prepared to stand behind it. Be able to address any concerns that arise. Finally, measure the success or failure of your decision. If the decision was a failure, admit it. Be prepared to go back to the proverbial drawing board to resolve the unsolved problem.

Problem Solving is considered a personal strength rather than one that’s learned through education or training. You can improve your Problem Solving skills by familiarizing yourself with common issues in your company. Also, communicating and strategizing with others who may have more experience or insight to the issue at hand may be helpful.

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