Is it a problem or is it an opportunity?
Find out below with our growing collection of articles, tips and tools, packed with problem solving exercises.
The best place to start is our seven step problem solving technique. This great tool provides techniques and a structured process for you to follow.
However you choose to start, there is plenty here to help you develop your problem solving skills. But however you start, be sure to think about our problem solving methods. These stress two crucial principles, often missed in the rush to find solutions:
- Think about the nature of the problems you’re trying to solve. Ask: “Is it the right problem to solve?”
- Try not to see every problem as a problem. Think positive. Ask: “what opportunities are created by this problem?
That’s because, identifying problems that are critical to your business success is certainly something worth being pro-active about. Finding the real cause of problems, and finding them early, is time well spent. And in doing so, keep looking for opportunity.
Is it a problem or is it an opportunity? A good question, epitomised by this famous quote:
There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can start anew. (Thomas Edison)