Seat Time: 2hrs
This course will discuss problem-solving and the necessary components, considerations, and more. This course will also discuss decision-making approaches. After completing this program, the learner will be able to:
- Identify and address problems in order to focus on the bigger picture.
- Differentiate between viewpoints, problems, and challenges when determining problem ownership.
T1. What Is a Problem?: This topic will define problems and will give the basics for problem-solving, including the six major steps: define and analyze the problem, generate, analyze and select solutions, and plan a course of action.
T2. Problem Objectives: This topic will discuss developing the skills necessary to identify a problem and create appropriate solutions by focusing on team, organizational, and task objectives.
T3. Obstacles to Problem Solving: This topic will discuss how misinformation, bias, and emotions can be obstacles to successful problem solving.
T4. Recognizing a Problem: This topic will explain components of the problem-solving process, including recognizing a problem, acting, and focusing on the bigger picture.
T5. Problem Ownership: This topic will detail problem ownership and will discuss differing viewpoints and differentiating between problems and challenges.
T6. Tackling Problems: This topic will address how to resolve and solve problems by addressing the cause, asking questions, and taking a specific course of action.
T7. Decision-Making vs. Problem-Solving: This topic will compare decision-making to problem-solving by addressing the processes involved in each course of action.
T8. Approaches: This topic will delineate different approaches to various types of problems, including creative, logical, and soft systems.