The ability to solve the problems is one of the most necessary skills in your life. Regardless of who you are and what you are doing, you will be confronted with many obstacles. Based on the way in which you deal with problem it will depend on how successful you are in your life.
Although there is a variety of business-related issues this articles may give you some tips to find a solution of the problem before it happens.
Method 1. Overview
At first try to make a list of difficulties you can face with in the process of your business activity. They can relate to sales and marketing, management, financial issues, work with social media and customer service. When you know the source of any problem that can emerge, it’s easier to prevent it. You should identify strengths and weaknesses and then focus on improving of drawbacks. Remember that you should know your “enemy” by sight to feel protected.
Method 2. Brainstorming session
To be ready physically and equipped mentally for any problem your team and you are recommended to keep the company in a good shape. Practice brainstorm sessions: talk to people. Don’t be afraid to ask for a piece of advice. If your problem doesn’t require urgent solution and you have enough time to bring together people who have skills and experience relevant to your problem, use the presence of smart associates. No criticism! This point is already included in the basic rules of brainstorming but it’s worth mentioning again. There are no seniors or subordinates, experienced or beginners in this process. In no case reject the proposed ideas, no matter how absurd or fantastic they may seem. Your colleagues and employees shouldn’t be afraid to voice the opinion. Often it becomes apparent that different people have small puzzles of one idea but together they create meaningful plan to follow.
Method 3. Divide and conquer (Devide et impera)
In the case you have encountered any challenge, use logic to come to a conclusion. Follow 4 main steps to get to the root of the matter.
- Define the problem
- Develop a plan
- Implement the plan
- Measure results
Until you reach the desired outcomes repeat steps 2,3,4.
Method 4. Research and forecasting.
One day you can come up against the problem that may seem to you a hard nut to crack. In the most cases it’s not like that. There are many approaches to solve the problem. One of the keys is research. Have a nerve to learn from the others mistakes. For example in the endless volumes of business literature or documents you can find a precedent that will play a vital role in solving your problem. In future your knowledge and acquirements will give you the ability to forecast the course of events. Perhaps you have noticed that accomplished businessmen as good chess-players think several moves ahead.
Sure, some people are able to whizz right through any problem with no trouble, the others settle down as the ships do during the storm. But as Haruki Murakami says “…when the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you manage to survive. But one thing is certain: when you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm is all about”