Problem Solving

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How can you help your students understand problem solving?

In some cases, an individual’s own thinking can become a detriment to the overall success of the solution.  The other obstacle that can derail the success of a solution is the inability to get a decision made.

Making decisions in today’s fast paced, results-oriented business arena, organizations can propel a business to success or create frustration and stall performance.  Because problem solving is a mental process that involves discovery, analysis and a solution, there can be seen and unforeseen obstacles along the way. 

Individuals tend to face problems with their own perceptions and beliefs.  In some cases, an individual’s own thinking can become a detriment to the overall success of the solution.  The other obstacle that can derail the success of a solution is the inability to get a decision made.  There may be resistance to “pull the trigger” or barriers in an organizational structure.   No matter what the issue there needs to be a method or process to problem solving. It should include the following:  identify and define the problem, form a strategy, organize information, align resources, monitor progress and evaluate results.  If a problem solving method is not in place then decision making can become a cycle of solving with little or no resolve.

 

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When students face obstacles are they encouraged to determine why and what they can do to overcome them?  How are students encouraged to analyze a problem?  Do they start with the problem or the events that took place prior to the problem?  Are students aware of different perspectives when looking at a challenge?  How might they be encouraged to see the consequences of different issues and solutions?  How are you challenging their thinking and guiding their actions versus providing the answers?