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Problem Solving Strategies you Can Use Today

Five Problem Solving Strategies You Can Use Today





The next time you are confronted with a problem, please consider the following strategies to navigate your situation.

Posture

  • Aim to adopt a positive, hopeful posture to the problem and problem-solving process.

Specify

  • Obtain all necessary facts and details about the potential challenges to define the problem.

Options

  • Identify different options, solutions, and actions to overcome the obstacle and achieve the desired goal of solving the problem.

Predict

  • Predict each possible positive and negative outcome and choose the option most likely to achieve the goal and maximize the benefits.

Adopt a Flexible Mindset

  • Once chosen, try out the solution and observe its effectiveness while engaging in self-reinforcement. If the chosen option does not work, it is always an option to return to Strategy 2 guided by strategy #1


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