Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Monthly “Problem-Solving Master” Book Tuning: Digging Into Root Causes May 2019

The matter of fact is that the more complex the situation is, the more different approaches and role gaming is needed to reach for insightful understanding and effective problem-solving.


The purpose of Problem-Solving Master - Frame Problems Systematically and Solve Problems Creatively“ is to throw some light on how to understand, frame, and solve today’s multilayer, interdependent, and over-complex business problems effortlessly. Digital leaders and professionals should self-aware of their role in problems, show professional maturity, and develop a good reputation as the problem-solver.



              Digging Into Root Causes


How to Dig Through the Root Causes of Complex Problems The digital business world becomes hyper-connected and interdependent, the problems facing business also turn to be over-complex and difficult to solve. How do you identify the root cause of a problem at work and effectively address it?

See Things Underneath and Around Corners Due to the faster pace of changes, overwhelming growth of information, and “VUCA” digital new normal, today’s business world is sophisticated from many perspectives. Systems Thinking is the ability to navigate levels of abstraction or logic as an essential thinking skill, helps people see the interconnected relationship between the parts and the whole, see things underneath and around the corner, be sensitive to the emergent factors, and take the balanced view of digital flow.

Have You Focused on Fixing the Wrong Cause of a Problem? As a human species, we are still facing many problems and challenges. Either for individuals, organizations, or society as a whole, the problem-solving capability is crucial to surviving and thriving. However, many decision-makers fail to fully grasp and accurately perceive what leads to problems and difficulties. Often, events and patterns are observed on the surface, and then the action is taken, but that is too early. After observing events and patterns, there are the underlying structures, the mechanisms, that cause the problem. And people lack critical thinking are usually never question because "it's the way things should be." Problem-solving in the majority of organizations today is woefully inadequate, so what happens when you focus on fixing the wrong cause of problems?

Insightful Problem-Solving Either for individuals or businesses, problem-solving is one of the most crucial skills to keep things moving forward and achieve the well-planned goals. The matter of fact is that the more complex the situation is, the more different approaches and role gaming is needed to reach for insightful understanding and effective problem-solving. In today’s digital dynamic environment with “VUCA” new normal, how to spot insightful problem-solvers and advocate a solution-driven culture for accelerating collective progress?

How to Leverage Systems Thinking in Cause-Effect Analysis Systems Thinking is searching for meaningful relationships both within these subsystems and between them; monitoring and observing links and feedback systems. That is complex. One thing that seems often to be left unconsidered is that in order to leverage Systems Thinking, one must have grown a brain capable of highly complex cognition to do cause-effect analysis, with the goals not to complicate a system, but to simplify and optimize via understanding the interconnectivity of system and digging through the root cause in order to solve the problem more effectively.

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