4 Ways to be Better Problem Solver in Organization
Dr. Agus Setiawan

PhD Graduate and result-oriented Director with 25 years experience with involvement in all levels of Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Managing Project and Product Development. Aside of managing a company, he is also the best corporate trainer and public speaker in seminar and conference.

4 Ways to be Better Problem Solver in Organization

Problem solving is the process of defining a problem, determining its cause, and implementing a solution. The definition of problem-solving is rooted in the fact that as humans, we exert control over our environment through solutions. We move forward in life when we solve problems and make decisions. Further, here are several ways to be a better problem solver in organization, namely:

Be a Risk Taker

An effective problem solver understands that many problems will never fully be solved if a risk isn’t involved. A risk may mean overcoming a fear, thinking outside-the-box, or simply making the tough decisions. Problem solvers are risk takers who believe that intelligent risk-taking will enable them to reach effective solutions to the challenges confronting their daily reality.

Be Persistent

An effective problem solver is persistent in thought, decision, and action. Problem solver clearly understand that there are a means and way around any problem, fully believing that as long as problem solver persist and persevere that they will always find an angle that will help them obtain a desired outcome.

Be Open Minded

An effective problem solver is always humbly open minded to other people’s opinions and perspectives. Problem solver clearly understand and do have all the answers and that others may indeed have alternative views that will help them to see things from new and unique perspectives, in which help them to be better in problem solving.

Be Adaptable and Be Flexible

As it is explained earlier that team problem-solving methods can increase better communication between people from the same group and apparently such behavior can lead them to build better understanding between teammates.

Increase number of solutions

An effective problem solver is constantly vigilant and aware of constantly changing circumstances. They clearly understand that problems can shift and change at a short notice, and as a result, they must adapt their approach accordingly. It is only through flexibility-of-thought that they are able to work through their problems in an efficient and effective way.


To sum up, in this digital transformation era, being a better problem solver is beneficial to solve problem efficiently, in which could improve employee productivity and could help them to achieve success in upcoming future.

Sicinski, A. (2018). Beginner’s Guide for Becoming A Better Problem Solver. Vancouver, Canada: IQ Matrix

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