Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results is insanity. – Albert Einstein
Identify the root cause of the problem
To kill a problem is to uproot it. You have to get them by the roots or else it will emerge again and again. It’s easy to pin point the after effects of the problem not the problem itself. That is why, Meeting of the Minds value critical thinking. In order to identify the root cause of the problem, you have to observe intently.
Get A Clear Picture Of What You Want To Achieve
Do you know why companies have mission and vision? They serve them as guides of where they want to go and what they want to achieve. It’s easy to get distracted but if you have a clear picture of what you want to achieve, you create an unrelenting focus that’s going to help you with your problem solving.
Nothing Is Impossible
Your first step in determining a solution to a problem is to believe that nothing is impossible. Believe that there is no problem too hard to be solved. If you are a pessimist, you kill the energy that drives you to find the solutions you need. So, change your mind set and free yourself from limiting beliefs.
List All Down The Possible Solutions
Meeting of the Minds believe that sharing our ideas on how we can bring solution to a problem works. Brainstorming enables us to utilize all the ideas of the members and we list them down for later discussion. Making a list will help you not to miss any essential information in your problem solving.
Choose The Best Solution
This is the part where your thinking has to the hardest job. There are many possible solutions to a problem but there is always one best solution. In this stage, we consider time and resources. We ask ourselves, what is the best solution that will bring the highest results effectively and efficiently.
Finding the best solution doesn’t kill the problem yet. It requires further planning for the implementation of the solution you came up with. Execution is the crucial part in solving the problem. So keep the creative juice flowing and think about the implementation stage.
Go For It
This is the last stage of our problem solving method. It takes courage to execute the plans well. Be brave knowing that you have carefully studied the problem. It is now the time to wear your battle suit and execute. Good luck.