SMART Goals don’t work if your problems are DUMB. Clear and fact based problem statements are the foundation of business problem solving. Here are 3 examples for you.
Trying to fix something that doesn’t need repairs. Let me tell you the number 1 problem solving mistake most make.
When it comes to problem solving, some people seem to be naturally gifted while others struggle. But what separates the two groups? According to recent research, three key factors promote effective problem solving: cognitive flexibility, willingness to take risks, and openness to experience. In this blog post, we’ll explore each of these factors in more detail and see how you can use them to improve your problem solving skills.
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Why Why Analysis is where your search for one of the simplest and effective problem solving methods ends. Widely used in the world of lean development, this method also known as the 5 Why Analysis, cuts through false alarms and leads you to the root cause of a problem.
One of the toughest things any business owner or executive can experience is being stuck in a business strategy dilemma. It’s paralyzing and frustrating, and it can seem impossible to make a decision. But here’s the good news: You’re not alone. And there are ways to work through this.
Employees who challenge the status quo can help create positive changes in organizations, which leads to improved productivity, creativity, and innovation. In this blog post, we will explore how employees who challenge the status quo make a difference in their organizations and how to encourage this behaviour in your workplace.
The ability to solve problems is a vital skill for any entrepreneur. It’s what allows us to see potential solutions where others might only see obstacles. Problem solving is also key in helping us navigate through unexpected challenges and crises as they come up. When it comes to problem solving, practice makes perfect. How can we get better at problem solving?
You can’t fight all fires. How many businesses have succumbed to the pandemic? Many. Across geographies and industries. Some may argue that the pandemic was once in a lifetime event. But can you be sure? Hence, problem solving becomes the key to business sustainability. How well can we distinguish problems from fires? And how can we turn fires into problems?
Leaders cannot duck or bury their faces in the mud when making tough calls at work. Leadership is tested when selling unpopular decisions to the team. How do you do that? “My way or the highway” does not work. It gets you obedience, not acceptance. Do you use popular opinion as a work around? Can you?
In a rush to fix problems at work, we often miss to look for the root cause. Hence the problems reoccur frequently. Let us understand how to use 5 why analysis for problem solving. Free template included.