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“What’s Your Problem?”: Reframing the Approach to Problem Solving (Guest: Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg)

How To Improve Problem Solving Skills

Episode 1.31: Problem solving skills are an important part of successful decision-making -- and yet, they're skills that are rarely formally taught. We spend a significant amount of time, money and resources trying to find the best solutions to our problems -- but could we be doing it better? Is it possible that we might improve our outcomes with a different approach? On this episode of ProjectHR, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg explains that our biggest challenge might not be in finding better solutions, but rather in better defining the problems we face. Here, you'll learn:

• How to improve problem solving skills with the concept of "reframing";

• The value of rethinking goals;

• How "examining the bright spots" can lead you to success; and

The ways self-reflection as well as viewing your problem from other peoples' perspectives can make a difference.

How To Improve Problem Solving Skills

Thomas

Wedell- Wedellsborg

   Problem Solving Expert

“We waste significant levels of resources, time, money, energy, by often barking up the wrong trees or solving the wrong problem. Problem solving is clearly a critical skill, but it's one that we regrettably don't think about much. We teach people problem solving. We don't teach them to frame the right problems.”


 

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As a creative, persuasive communications professional with extensive experience guiding projects from concept through completion Jacqui has produced custom communications for some of the world's best known brands. Producing ProjectHR has been one of her favorite ways to engage and delight HR and Labor Relations professionals!

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