Idea 61: Checklist – Problem solving
A key skill, both when you are thinking something through by yourself and when you are leading or participating in a team, is to ask the right questions. Questions are the spanners that unlock the mind. Here are the kind of questions you should ask yourself – and others – during the process of tackling a problem.
Understanding the problem
When did you first sense or become aware of the problem or the need for a decision?
Have you defined the problem or objective in your own words? (Remember that a problem properly ...