“All the greatest and most important problems in life are fundamentally insoluble … This “outgrowing” proves on further investigation to require a new level of consciousness.
Some higher or wider interest appeared on the horizon and through this broadening of outlook, the insoluble lost its urgency.
Guidelines to Rational Problem Solving and Decision Making Rational Versus Organic Approach to Problem Solving and Decision Making General Guidelines to Problem Solving and Decision Making Various Methods and Tools for Problem Solving and Decision Making General Resources for Problem Solving and Decision Making Also consider Related Library Topics (Also see the closely related topics Decision Making, Group-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making and Planning -- Basics.) Much of what people do is solve problems and make decisions.
Often, they are "under the gun", stressed and very short for time.
A major disadvantage of this approach is that it can take a long time to finish.
Some people might argue, too, that the world is much too chaotic for the rational approach to be useful.© Copyright Carter Mc Namara, MBA, Ph D, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.Test - What is Your Personal Decision-Making Style?After you've practiced them a few times, they'll become second nature to you -- enough that you can deepen and enrich them to suit your own needs and nature.(Note that it might be more your nature to view a "problem" as an "opportunity".However, the following basic guidelines will get you started.Don't be intimidated by the length of the list of guidelines.Some people assert that the dynamics of organizations and people are not nearly so mechanistic as to be improved by solving one problem after another.Often, the quality of an organization or life comes from how one handles being “on the road” itself, rather than the “arriving at the destination.” The quality comes from the ongoing process of trying, rather than from having fixed a lot of problems.Or, you are feel very guilty about your role in the problem, you may ignore the accountabilities of others.At this point, it's useful to keep others involved (unless you're facing a personal and/or employee performance problem). Very simply put, brainstorming is collecting as many ideas as possible, then screening them to find the best idea.