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Understand the Problem (6 Practical Tips)

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Understand the Problem (6 Practical Tips)

Understand the problem

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We are surrounded by problems around us and every day we are looking to solve these problems. If we dont solve them then they will get accumulated and will grow big and will be difficult to manage and solve them.

It is very important to understand the problems around us. Without a deep understanding of the problem, it is very difficult to arrive at the right solution.

Many times people put lot of efforts in arriving at a solution later to realize that they have solved the wrong problem and they need to start again from beginning.

Also people tend to go immediately into the solution mode with limited understanding of the problem which ultimately becomes the actual problem. That happens because of not defining the right problem.

It is primarily because they think that solution orientation is bigger and more actively driven than understanding the problem. People are in a hurry to achieve and being more activity driven bypass the first and most important step to understand the problem.

Sharing 6 Practical Tips to understand the problem:

1. Think like you are not the affected party : Do not think about your personal gains and losses while thinking about the problem because you  may change the definition of the problem basis your own convenience and avoiding any hassles. Act as if you are not the affected party in the problem and then try to understand the problem.

2. Collect the Facts : Collect as many facts and data points and information as possible to understand the problem from various sources. It will help you get fresh insights and multiple perspectives into the problem. Allow data based information to speak our rather  than superimposing your  own preconceived notions.


3. Reflection:
Reflect upon the situation and problem at hand extensively. Thinking helps you to structure, organize and clarify the thoughts in your mind. Best time to reflect is fifteen minutes before going to bed.

Although it is difficult to reflect before the bed time because of tiredness of the whole day but this time if invested always gives high returns. Overnight sleep will help to improve your understanding and absorption of facts in a clear way.


4. Personal Agenda :
Do not make problem solving as your personal agenda. Look at the bigger picture of the problem to be solved. Do not be so passionate about the problem that you start taking it personally and solve it for your own agendas.

5. Seek others feedback: Take other’s inputs and feedback on the right  problem. Feedback works only if you are ready to accept it. Being fair while accepting the feedback and accept and act on it if it is correct. Give a Thank you note to the person providing the feedback. Diverse perspectives are always useful and valuable while understanding the problem.

6. Write on paper: Basis your understanding of the problem, write it on a piece of paper in full detail. It will help you to understand the nuanced layers of the problem and bring clarity to your mind and thought process.

These 6 useful and practical tips can help you to understand the problem in the right way and can save lot of your efforts in seeking solutions to the wrong problems.

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