Problem Solving Methode


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Problem Solving Method
TM Risman Hatibi

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Problem Solving Methode

  1. 1. Page 10 Communiqué Issue 3, 2011 Jan Toastmasters’ Training Problem Solving Method TM Risman Hatibi I would like to share my first cific solution prepared yet. training experience with Toastmas- O - OUTCOME . When any problem ters. I was lucky to attend the train- comes up, we must define the desired ing conducted by Division-E of Dis- final outcome, “If you don’t know trict 79. The module “Improving where you are going, you might end up Your Management Skills” was some place else” – Yogi Berra Quoted. presented by Cyril Anand, CL, (Senior Sales Manager—Qtel The are three outcomes to problems: Business Solutions). The module L - LESSON LEARNED. Learning was a brief description on the follow- from previous failures and know weak- ing. nesses are very valuable. They help de-  Is management an art or a science? velop more effective process & identify  Why manage when you can lead? resources to prevent or handle re-  How to imply the problem solving occurrences. methods? L - LIMITATION. To be able to solve The problem solving method dis- problems, we must know the existing cussed was known as “APOLLO” systems. But also the limitations of A - ASSIGN talented, capable, ex- those systems. perienced, effective people to lead O – OBSERVATION. Once a problem tasks and projects. We must have comes up, Don’t Act. Stop and Pay At- trained and responsible people or we tention! The details are very impor- will jeopardize any endeavor. tant. Sherlock Holmes never developed P - PREPARE for the inevitable “theories” until he had investigated all problems that can occur with your of the data. equipment and processes and oh! yes, Accurate, detailed and complete even with people. After all, we know Observation is one of the most that “Stuff Happens”. And whether important aspects of the prob- flying through outer space or office lem solving method and the one space, every endeavor will experience most ignored. Many people will two classes of problems to prepare jump to conclusions from lim- for: ited, incidental or misleading Normal, ANTICIPAED problems data and this lead to wrong ac- due to the ordinary expected tions.“We must notfocus on just the situations or the systems We must observe all symptoms which have failed in the past. and ultimate consequencesproblem, since we We should have already de- of the failed system but also thewill also need to veloped, documented and Good system that are remain-maximize the good trained with specific proce- ing. We must not focus on justsystem for the dures and solutions. the problem, since we will alsosolution”. New, UN-ANTICIPATED situa- need to maximize the good sys- tions or system failures which tem for the solution. have never come up before and for which there is no spe-