Do you have time to solve the same problem, over and over again?
Because if you do not you must learn how to solve your problems correctly. Also, if you do not have time to learn or to solve your problems but still want them resolved you need to share this process with your employees, team or organization.
Many problems can be solved just by following a simple, standardized process known as the 8 problems solving steps.
When you finish reading this post, you will have the basic skills to use the 8 problems solving steps to make things better for your business, organization, and your life.
After learning the 8 problems solving steps in the Air Force, I quickly notice 2 things.
- This method can be used to improving sales, productivity, goal setting, policymaking, pretty much any situation you might have.
- No one is teaching this structured process to entrepreneurs and small business owners, and that is what I want to do here.
So where do you start?
The very first step is to make sure you identify “The Problem” and not “A Problem.”
Why? Simple, you will have an Infinite number of problems but a limited amount of resources and putting your energy into the right problem will save you a lot of time, money and headaches.
Once you have identified “The Problem” and before you start working on it, you want to ask yourself.
- Solving this problem will help me achieve my goals or the goals of my business or organization?
- Solving this problem will address the voice of the customer?
And if solving the problem does not help you achieve your goals or the goals of your organization or business, why would you want to invest money, time and energy on it?
Only work on those problems that by solving them will improve your current situation. Only invest time, and money into solving those problems that will get you closer to your goals.
Let me help you
To help out in the next update, I will go into detail on the first of the eight steps. If you want to to improve your problem-solving skills just enter your email in the form below to get free updates.