What does it mean to be a problem solver
Problems are one of the things that we need to deal with every day, in all different areas of our lives: both at home and at work. Some are simple, and require the application of well-known solutions. Whereas others present themselves in a much more complex way, and they require solutions that are not as immediate. Some of these could be:
- technical problems at home (boiler, DIY jobs);
- technical problems at work (product quality, IT issues);
- organisational problems (logistics or personnel complications);
- personal problems (physical health, bad habits);
- conflict with loved ones;
- social problems, such as injustice, poverty and violence.
If we want to become great problem solvers, we need to learn a series of behaviours, and to apply them at the right moment, so that we can solve a problem that other people might have labelled “impossible”.
Each of these problems can be reduced to a lack of understanding of the basic mechanisms and primary causes, and only the right approach can lead us to the optimum solution.
The key ideas of "Stop Guessing"
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