What Kind of Problem Solver Are You?

Monday, December 2, 2019

One of the most important skills you can have in business is the ability to solve problems. Every career has issues that crop up which need resolving effectively, whether you’re a surgeon fixing someone’s heart or a plumber fixing someone’s toilet, and how well you progress in your career will be determined in no small way by how well you solve these problems.

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What Kind of Problem Solver Are You?

But there’s different types of problem solver out there, so how do you know what type you are, and what difference does that make?

As it turns out, there are three types of problem solver;

  • Intuitive
  • Systematic
  • Inconsistent

The intuitive problem solver, which is the type of person who relies on their gut instinct rather than processes to help them through, doesn’t always guarantee the best results.

The systematic problem solver likes to follow processes and take their time to really understand the issue and scope out potential solutions. They usually gets the best results and also work hard to ensure the problem doesn’t happen again.

The inconsistent problem solver normally has the best intentions to be systematic but is guilty of falling into the trap of listening to their gut a few times too often.

So, why not find out what kind of problem solver you are - and see what you can do about it.

This flowchart helps you identify what kind of problem solver are you

James Ellaby

James Ellaby is a trained journalist with over 15 years of experience writing about business, entertainment and technology.


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