Problem solving in three steps

This approach will give structure to the problem solving process.

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Outline

In order to avoid unfruitful discussions and provide a clear structure for the problem solving process it is advisable to clearly separate the following steps:

  1. Analysing the problem
  2. Generating ideas
  3. Assessing the ideas and planning their implementation
  4. 1. Analysing the problem

    The aim is to look at the problem from different perspectives and to gain a full picture about the problem and its impact.

    Example of methods to use: Perspectives, SWOT analysis, Mind mapping, Mud slinging.

    2. Generating ideas

    The aim is to generate a variety of possible solutions in order to have a greater choice when looking for ideas to implement.

    Example of methods to use: Braing storming, 6.3.5., GROW model

    3. Assessing ideas and planning their implementation

    The aim is to select and prioritize ideas, to assess their impact and plann their implementation.

    Example of methods to use: Evaluating ideas