Problem Solving Pitfalls

IDevice Icon Pitfalls and Suggestions

The following are pitfalls for any problem solving situation along with suggestions for avoiding the pitfalls.

Blaming others
Take responsibility.
Identifying the incorrect problem
Restate the problem to expand solution possibilies
Lack of specifics
Use observable behavioral outcomes
Lack of inclusion
Seek input from all involved. Use open-ended questions
Lack of facts Ask "what" not "why"

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