Today’s most needed new skill is ‘CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING’. I have news for you. THAT WAS ALWAYS A NECESSARY SKILL.
As a business person, executive and consultant to large organizations, I’ve been a problem solver for over 35 years, and if it is one thing I have learned is that the skill is not developed on a learning curve, it takes a lot of effort, focus and practice. You can either solve a problem using creative ideas or you skirt around it; not my approach. Here I will share what makes a problem solver successful.
From personal experience, here are my 10 keys for creative problem solving:
When all the steps above have been completed, there is only thing left to do. EXECUTE the Solution. Choose the right leader to come to full resolution without delay.
Here is where an agile approach is best. You will be able to bring about change with the proper blend of exploration and experimentation by all those who will be adapting to the solution; whether it is a process change, new technology, new people or simply new applications, it will be less painful that waiting it out for months while development builds out a solution. The days of the long wait for the solution are now seen as archaic.
If you have a challenging problem that needs to be resolved with creative ideas and agile advisors, who are you going to call?