to solve problems for better outcomes.
want the big idea to sit high atop a very solid foundation.
you solve problems from the bottom up, the big idea or ideal solution
always rests on
a very solid foundation, with little if anything overlooked.
you fall into the 'solution first, justify later' trap, the only
way your solution will succeed is either by sheer luck (might happen) or
genius (rarely happens).
you work bottom up, everything you do is justified, the solution is nearly
guaranteed to work, and you'll almost always arrive at the best solution
This works in every aspect of business, in any industry, and for life
issues as well.
this problem solving method:
Start without any preconceptions or personal preferences, with an entirely
open mind. Try to forget everything you may already know. Make every
effort to learn
everything you can that has any relation whatsoever to the problem.
Goals and objectives
Determine your exact goals and objectives based upon a realistic
assessment of the situation that you should have been able to gather in
Ideal Solution Criteria
every possible positive attribute the solution could have in an ideal
world without disregarding any aspect or property. Remain extremely
Develop a Library of Options
on what you now know from research and investigation in step 1, write down
or draw every possible option that could have any or all of the properties
of the Ideal Solution Criteria list from step 3. Remain extremely
Analyze and assess.
your list of Ideal Solution Criteria to judge each option in the Library
of Options you have developed. Determine the options that meet most or all
of the criteria.
Choose the best ideas and concepts to refine.
the best options and refine them in order to better meet the Ideal
Solution Criteria or to better meet your goals and objectives.
if your first thought turns out to be best, the 'criteria wringer' will
confirm that it meets all of the goals and objectives with little if
Execute the big idea or ideal solution, knowing it is the right idea.
now know you have made the right choice.
Why solve problems and develop solutions this way?
concepts and ideas far more effectively
preference, gut feeling
better and stronger ideas and concepts
the real problem
overlooking important details
risk while being more assured of positive outcomes
jumping to conclusions and/or making assumptions
us help you think.
the business world, a great deal of money is invested in ideas and
Success or failure rests on making all the right
choices, which is what we help do.
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