Being a Problem Solver in the workplace is crucial to finding success in business.
A simple 5 step process for problem solving:
Identify the problem. Make sure you understand the situation and clarify the specific problem.
Generate ideas. You must be able to come up with various solutions to a problem. Not all of them will work, but you’re not attempting to figure out which ones will and which will not during this phase.
Evaluate ideas. This is where you go through and decide which ideas to pursue and which to discard.
Decide on a solution and try it. Pick an idea for solving the problem and give it a try.