Monday, October 4, 2021


Problem-solving is about seeing a problem and actually finding a solution to that problem, not the band-aid approach to fixing the symptom only. 

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 be self-aware of their role in problems, show professional maturity, and develop a good reputation as the problem-solver with innovative personas

   Problem-Solving Personas

Interdisciplinary Problem-Solver The digital world is dynamic, nonlinear, uncertain, and volatile, emergence becomes apparent, for adapting to changes. Technically, running a business is an iterative problem-solving continuum. Problems today become much more complex than ever, oftentimes, problem-solving must be both systematic and innovative via multidimensional thought processes and cross-disciplinary knowledge and expertise. Organizations today need to achieve new resource configurations as markets emerge, build dynamic business capabilities to implement strategy smoothly.

Problem-Framers Problem-solving is about seeing a problem and actually finding a solution to that problem, not the band-aid approach to fixing the symptom only. Framing the right problem is halfway to solving it. Running a business is fundamentally an iterative problem-solving continuum. It’s critical to take multiple scenarios for framing the right problems in order to improve problem-solving effectiveness and build unique business competencies.

Out-of-the-Box Problem-Solvers Every mind has a certain box, some smaller, some bigger. the commonality is that "the box" tends to be what people with certain experience in the topic can identify as being "commonly known." It can also mean "solutions/answers" they have heard before. It is usually about how to fix problems in conventional ways. On the other hand, ``Out-of-the-Box” problem-solving is about continuing to break down the old box or known method, and shape the new box thinking to discover alternatives and solve complex problems via creativity and collaboration.

Problem Preventor A "problem" is an opportunity waiting to happen. There are criteria that characterize good and bad statements of problems and opportunities. Any progressive change is technically a sort of opportunity management and problem-solving scenario. The prediction of the future is based on the analysis of the past. In today’s digital dynamic, every situation has choices, every situation has known unknown and unknown unknowns. Defining a problem is a half way to solve it, preventing a serious problem from happening is superior to fixing it. Good problem solvers fix, great problem solvers prevent. Multidimensional thinking, interdisciplinary knowledge, and multifaceted approach are all critical components for premium problem management scenarios.

Problem-solving Paradoxer We live in such a balanced world characterized by duality: darkness – light, anode-cathode etc, full of opportunities and risks. There are competitions, conflicts, and controversies all over the place in today’s complex marketing environment. Digital management is multifaceted, there should always, at every turn, be a taste of better days, of continual improvement of retrospective action planning, incremental goal achieving, creative brainstorming, balanced paradox, and frictionless change management.

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