Solving problems IV

Now to the final way of solving problems in this 4-part blog post. Like I mentioned, the first step to problem-solving is always understanding a problem deeply enough. Too many of us rush to find solutions without understanding the problems we are trying to solve. Consequently, the problems are not exactly dealt with when the solutions are developed.

This final way of solving a problem has to do with understand what is the blockage. Too often, things are going on fine and people have found ways to cope with it. Then it’s more a circumstance rather than a problem. People will coexist with it and there is no blockage. Management tends to see problems where there aren’t to justify their own intelligence or activities.

So when there actually isn’t any blockages, you solve the problem by telling a story. By basically reframing that problem into something that is either worth solving or worth ignoring.


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