Or shall I say SolutionS Provider ?
First, keep calm.
Being stressed and moving all over the place can get you things done, but the moment you think you closed it, well, you can suffer many drawbacks from this behavior:
That is when tools come in useful…
Second, please review the three steps closely with a fresh mind.
Storm is passed, problem is solved. Now what? Let’s elevate the issue and avoid any unforeseen consequence or, worse, a reiteration:
ent yourself from exhaustion.
We often struggle facing issues in our daily work, those can be big or small challenges, urgent or not, critical or basic. Overcoming those issues, resolving those problems can be a tremendous task, both exhausting and time consuming.
In short : DOCUMENT, REVIEW, DOUBLE CHECK.
This tip comes from several readings I made in the past years. Obvious but I need to write it down to emphasize what is not the most obvious for the most of us: discipline yourself and stick to it.
For this short method, I used two main sources for this short problem solving.
Ray Dalio ‘s
Ray Dalio is a famous investor who published is work principles last year. If not already, you should buy this interesting book: https://www.principles.com/
I just wanted to share with you this 5-steps method for problem solving, consisting of iterations and very similar to coding, like doing small steps to debug. In fact, Dalio calls the system he works on its “machines”.
So it’s fairly easy:
And voilà ! problem solved. Ray Dalio’s method can be called almost perfect and is quite complete. Training is definitely needed, and also needs time to follow.
Flip it !
No, this is not a method to make better pancakes or omelettes !
Three steps from problem solving:
So basically, that is it.
The trickiest part for the one is the iteration when the actual flipping occurs. This is a very good method for teamwork oriented solution and definitely a must in meeting or for AGILE organisations.
I guess everyone have their own best tricks for problem solving. I hope mine will guide you along the way when needed. Make them yours !