When you make something you can call your own, you’re more likely to stay focused at work.
Many people find working physically strenuous even if it’s done seated most of the time.
It helps to first, acknowledge the problem; and then, move your focus to a solution-oriented mindset where you keep fixed on what the ‘answer’ could be, rather than lingering on ‘what went wrong’ and ‘who’s fault it is’.5 Whys is a problem solving framework to help you get to the root of a problem.
By repeatedly asking the question “why” on a problem, you can dig into the root cause of a problem, and that’s how you can find the best solution to tackle the root problem once and for all.
No matter what job you’re in, where you live, who your partner is, how many friends you have, you will be judged on your ability to solve problems.
Because problems equal hassles for everyone concerned. So the more problems you can solve, the less hassle all-round, the happier people are with you. Problem is something hard to understand or accomplish or deal with. Problem solving involves methods and skills to find the best solutions to problems.Change the ‘direction’ of your thoughts by thinking laterally.Pay attention to the saying, Try to change your approach and look at things in a new way.Before starting anything, ask yourself why you should do it.With your answer, there will be that output you so desire — and so you value the task.And it can go deeper than just asking why for five times.For example: If the problem is “always late to work”…So there you see, if you didn’t try to dig out the root of the problem, you may just set a few more alarms and have it beep every five minutes in the morning.But in fact, the problem you need to solve is to quit Facebook surfing endlessly at night so you’ll feel more energetic in the day time, and you won’t even need coffee. Try looking for a really easy, obvious solution – you might be surprised at the results!And we all know that it’s often the simple things that are the most productive.Coming from 10 years in the corporate advertising industry, it is drummed into you that ‘No idea is a bad idea’ and this aids creative thinking in brainstorms and other problem-solving techniques.Whatever you do, do not ridicule yourself for coming up with ‘stupid solutions’ as it’s often the crazy ideas that trigger other more viable solutions.