Friday 30 November 2018

4 Most Effective Problem Solving techniques

Problem solving is the reason why a leader exists. As a leader, your main goal is to minimize the possibility of a problem, which means you should be able to prevent problems from coming, or solve problems once they arise before they get bigger.


But the reality in the workplace is not that easy. We deal with parties that may complicate matters, either because of the system, politics, or games that exist. Silos, limited budgets and resources, and many other erratic conditions that can complicate your productivity and handling problems.

The best leaders are the best problem solvers, those who have the patience to step back to see the problem in its entirety. Through widespread observation, they well observe the surroundings; up, down, side, and beyond the problem itself. The most effective leader usually approaches opportunities; they are good at finding new opportunities in every problem.

Leading companies large and small, here are four effective ways to solve problems according to Forbes magazine:

    1. Transparent

      communication Transparent communication allows everyone in the team to feel free to convey their different points of view. Why is this so important? Imagine if they feel afraid to express their opinions, you can not see what they see, which may be the key to the answer to the problems faced.

    2. Dismantle silos

      Transparent communication can certainly disassemble silos and reduce boundaries between units so focus on common goals. Silos in organizations are often at the root of the problem and the reason why problems can not be resolved, because each part of the organization is preoccupied with its own part.

    3. People are open-minded

      Establish transparent communication and dismantle silos certainly need people who are open-minded alias open-minded. Because ultimately, problem solving is about people who work together to make the company better. While closed-minded people more selfish when there are problems, people are open-minded look at the details of the problem in front of them to then be converted into an opportunity.

    4. Solid strategy

      Without strategy, change is just substitution, not evolution. A solid strategy must be implement to solve the problem. Many leaders try to dissect the problem rather than identify a strategy for change that exists within the problem itself. While an effective leader knows how to gather the right people, resources, budget and knowledge based on experience, then connect the dots and develop a realistic action plan first. By leveraging the power of existing resources, leaders ensure the strategy leads to sustainable solutions.

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