Life is full of problems, right? But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Looked at a certain way, every problem is a challenge to be solved – from figuring out how to boost sales to choosing a birthday gift for a colleague. If you have good problem-solving skills, you are well-equipped to deal with anything your career throws at you.
In fact, problem-solving is so fulfilling that we often set ourselves challenges to keep our monkey-minds occupied. Playing a game of chess or making home improvements in your spare time are good examples. You don’t even notice most ‘problems’ as you’re solving them.
But in a professional context, sometimes more complex issues arise that require serious application if you are to find a solution. So how can you improve your problem-solving skills?