Good problem solving skills are fundamentally important if you’re going to be successful in your career. But problems are something that we don’t particularly like. They’re time-consuming. They muscle their way into already packed schedules. They force us to think about an uncertain future. And they never seem to go away!
That’s why, when faced with problems, most of us try to eliminate them as quickly as possible. But have you ever chosen the easiest or most obvious solution – and then realized that you have entirely missed a much better solution? Or have you found yourself fixing just the symptoms of a problem, only for the situation to get much worse?
To be an effective problem-solver, you need to be systematic and logical in your approach.