Practical Solutions for Everyday Work Problems by Elizabeth Chesla

By Elizabeth Chesla

The easiest how you can deal with any office challenge scenario from defining matters, jump-starting the inventive problem-solving strategy and sprucing serious considering abilities to producing, comparing and enforcing problem-solving concepts.

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Keep asking questions. KEEP ACCURATE RECORDS As you search for answers to your questions, be sure to accurately record those answers. Problems in the workplace tend to be complicated, and the more people there are involved, the more complicated they will be. Accurate notes will give you a paper trail of the information you’ve already found, so needless double-checking won’t have to happen. CONSIDER LEVELS OF CAUSATION The key question you ask as you brainstorm about the scope of a problem is usually why.

What duties took up most of her time? 3. What might someone else have been able to do to help her? 4. What was Kathleen hired to do versus what did she really do? 5. How much did she get paid? SUMMARIZING THE PROBLEM Once you’ve answered your questions and gathered all the relevant facts, it’s time to summarize the problem so that you can begin working on your solution. To summarize, simply restate the current situation and the desired solution, and then list the key facts that you discovered in your research.

Answers: 1. This goal needs to be revised. A better question would be: How can I type up my reports and update my files without my computer? 2. This question is specific and measurable. 3. This question could be more specific. A better question would be: How can I get him to pay the full amount in this billing period? ” —Henry Kissinger Ambitious but Realistic Imagine for a moment that you want to save money to buy a new car. You open a savings account and establish the following goal: Desired situation: I’ll save at least $5 each week.

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