Sunday, March 8, 2020

The Monthly “Problem-Solving Master” Book Tuning: Applying the Logical Scenario to Problem-Solving Mar. 2020

In today’s complex business setting, problem-solving usually has a very wide scope and takes the interdisciplinary approach. 

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.


Applying the Logical Scenario to Problem-Solving

What’s the Logical Problem-solving Scenario to Solve Problems Creatively? Creative problem-solving is about how to think unconventionally or from a new perspective for either defining or solving old or emergent problems. There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong. Problem-solving is both art and science. It is about seeing a problem, discovering the root cause, and actually finding a solution to that problem, not just the band-aid approach to fixing the symptom.

Three Critical Ingredients in Systematic “Problem-Solving” Formula Fundamentally, running a business is an iterative business problem-solving continuum. Behind every problem is a relationship dynamic out of alignment. In today’s complex business setting, problem-solving usually has a very wide scope and takes the interdisciplinary approach. People have to know how to connect the dots with the hyperconnected business ecosystem, think systematically, holistically and inclusively, comprehend dynamic; master induction or deduction; understand variables, interfaces, and interactions. Here are three critical ingredients in systematic “problem-solving” formula.

The CIO as the Digital Solutionist: How to Take the Logical Scenario for Problem-Solving Problem-solving is about seeing a problem and actually finding a solution to that problem. Imagine the digital dynamic that comes in due to these characteristics (less or hybrid structure, fewer rules, and regulations, diversification, ambiguity, unpredictability, nonlinearity, increased flux, and unprecedented digital convenience working and impacting together), business problems become more complex and intricate nowadays. CIOs need to have a strong business orientation and the ability to leverage IT for solving business issues innovatively. Digital CIOs are business solutionists who should apply interdisciplinary knowledge, practice expert power and take the following logical scenario for solving complex business problems and improve IT value proposition.

Apply Multidimensional Thought Processes to Problem-Solving Scenario? With the overwhelming growth of information and an unprecedented level of uncertainty, there is known unknown and unknown unknown. Many problems become so complex, fact-finding and prototyping are crucial steps in discovering premium solutions. Digital leaders and professionals must keep their minds open, enhance interdisciplinary understanding of the problem, and take the step-wise approach to solve them smoothly.

Tailor Solutions to the Real Problem People have to deal with large or small problems on a daily basis. Especially at today’s “VUCA” digital dynamic, problems have become over-complex and interdependent. Can you diagnose the real problem? Does every problem have solutions? What is the best way to handle a problem? How can you tailor the best solution to the real problem?

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