The process of fixing problems of all kinds is known as problem-solving. In some steps, this method is used. These procedures begin with locating the issue and figuring out what caused it. The next step is to choose potential solutions and put them into practice after the problem and its source have been identified.
A problem-solving process is a collective name for all of these processes.
Because the processes included in the problem-solving process help to identify the problem, they all work together to help. The stages of problem-solving are as follows :
Describing the issue.
By defining the issue, we essentially conduct a diagnosis. This aids in moving forward with the problem-solving process. This is more complicated than just stating the issue. Here, we take actionable steps to monitor the problem’s trajectory. The following list includes some of the best and easiest methods for defining the issue.
- Process flowcharts and problem-init flowcharts.
- Diagram of causes and effects.
Creating potential solutions.
Once we come up with a concept or solution, it is ingrained in our minds that it will work. However, in practice, this won’t always happen. Therefore, the best course of action in this situation is to generate multiple solutions at once.
- Adapt the initial concept to the various facets of the issue.
- Try to come up with multiple good ideas.
Evaluating and Implementing Alternatives
The next step would be to evaluate why or why not a solution is going to work. After getting the effective solution we can proceed to the next step of implementing the best possible solution in the available resources. While implementing the solution we can take help of others and also gain feedback on whether the solution was able to solve the problem or not.