Friday, July 15, 2022


Human progress is fundamentally achieved via an iterative problem-solving scenario.

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.

             Problem Understanding 

Illustration, Inference, Interdisciplinarity We live in the world with a mixed bag of physical and virtual, new and old, truth and false, opportunities and risks, etc. Either running a business or taking a life journey is fundamentally an iterative problem-solving continuum. Problem-solving is about seeing a problem and actually finding a solution, not just the band-aid approach to fixing the symptom.

Innercausationcorrelationofproblemsolving Generally speaking, a problem is a difference between an expectation and the current reality. The world we live in becomes more complex, with information exponentiality and unprecedented uncertainty so the emerging problems are also becoming over-complex and interdependent.

Initiative to frame the Right Problems Problem-solving is about seeing a problem and actually finding a solution to that problem, not just the band-aid approach to fixing the symptom. 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

Uncoverlogicofproblemsolving Due to the “VUCA” reality, problems become hyper-connected and over-complex. The more complex the situation is, the more important it is to apply logic via multidimensional thought processes and cross disciplinary boundaries to see underneath the symptoms and dig into root causes of the problem. Turn around the tough situations, and enjoy the challenges about complex problem-solving.

Apply Creativity to Frame and Solve the Right problem? If the very purpose of business is to create customers, then, the big challenge for business’s survival and blossom is how to solve business problems systematically and skillfully. More critically, how to apply creativity to frame the right problem and solve it right is a fundamental capability to grow as a Digital Master?

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