To start, write down the problem that you are facing in big letters at the top of the page.
If it is simplicity that you are after, the six-step problem solving model is a great place to start.
This is all about the basics of problem solving – each of the six steps will take you a bit closer to a positive outcome.
Solving problems is at the core of running a business and these problem solving tools will help you to take a structured and methodical approach.
If you own a business, or if you are a manager within an organization, solving problems is one of your key duties.
You can probably guess from the name of this problem solving method roughly what it involves.
The term ‘drill down’ is frequently used in business to highlight any process that narrows something down from bigger components into smaller pieces.
That is exactly what is going to happen within the Drill Down Technique of problem solving.
When you are facing a large and complex problem with significant potential ramifications, one of the best things you can do is break that problem down into its various components until you have it solved.
Try dividing the problem up into three – five smaller issues which come together to form the bigger matter.
You are going to keep ‘drilling down’ on the problem by dividing up the problems, layer by layer, until you feel that it would not be possible to go any farther.