Second, people feel that they need to come up with an answer and it has to be the right one. Long story short, they are under a tremendous amount of stress. There is the reason why we shouldn’t be stressed out and take an issue as a Problem-which-will-ruin-all-my-career-and-life-as-well: stressed-out people strive for binary problem-solving, limiting the options available to them.
In tough moments, we jump to tried-and-tested approaches rather than exploring better and more efficient options.
The ultimate goal of a good problem-solving technique is to make us and our companies more ‘conflict-friendly’ and ‘conflict-competent’.
You can put into action any of above-mentioned problem-solving techniques to get the solution you seek.
Here’s the list of ‘hats’ that may help you become a problem-solving ninja: This problem-solving method helps shift perspectives quickly—without sticking to the only one perspective. Become a wanderer and just walk away from the problem, at least temporarily. He was one the most famous inventors with almost 3300 patents to his name.
The 5 Why’s Technique is an easy-to-use method for uncovering the root of an issue. If you wear a digital wristwatch, like to karaoke with friends or know what a floppy disk is (gosh, how old I am! What’s more, he was an author of one of the craziest problem-solving technique–the Calm Room.
Remember the Sorting Hat trick that helps magicians find one of the four Hogwarts houses that matches them best? Then you determine the effect of each failure mode and the likelihood of its occurrence. Maybe, it’s time to put it into action in the workplace.
Speaking of problem-solving hats, Edward de Bono came up with a no-brainer, yet effective way to tackle challenges by wearing different hats, or in other words, utilizing different perspectives. Eventually, list the actions you have taken (or you are going to take) to ensure that the issue does not reoccur in future. Sometimes the best way to solve an issue is to stop trying. For instance, let’s take a look at the man you probably never heard of – Yoshiro Nakamatso.
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