Chapter 4 Problem-Prevention

DOI: 10.4324/9781003462385-4

Based upon the previous chapter of this book, although many of the same activities are shared between problem-solving and problem-prevention, there are also distinct differences between the two. In this chapter, we will focus on how to prevent problems, but remember that many of the activities are shared with problem solving.

It seems that we spend an inordinate amount of time working on solving problems that already exist when, in reality, many of our problems could have been avoided if we had simply taken the time up front to work on preventing them. Fundamentally, prevention involves identifying potential areas of vulnerability, and the problems that could occur within these areas, ...

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