5 simple steps to problem solving.
In an ideal world, problems would melt away. But this side of the rainbow, we’re left to solve them on our own. Fortunately, problem-solving skills are not difficult to attain once we know how to organize them into steps. Follow our 5-step plan that incorporates proven management techniques to understand the nature of your problems– and how to solve them.
What’s the problem?
Any unwelcomed obstacle that impedes us in achieving our goals and deadlines, or a poor outcome constitutes a problem, and finding the source of the difficulty is the place to begin resolving it. And while the problem-solving cycle is portrayed in a sequential process, in real life, things seldom occur in a linear fashion. In other words, be open to going back and forth in the steps, and flexible in trying different remedies. There’s no one way to solve a problem – but certainly one way to start solving it: