When committing to becoming a better problem solver, consider the below: Improving your problem-solving skills will enable you to see problems as opportunities to improve systems and relationships, not occurrences to fear or panic over.
The more your skills and strategies are developed and practised, the more you’ll have to draw from when you’re faced with bigger and more challenging problems in your professional life.
For every and any option, determine its advantages and its risks. The best solution is not necessarily the option with the most pros and/or the least cons. Maybe you didn't quite choose the right solution or the situation changed. Take this newfound knowledge, return to the beginning steps, and try again!
Think about what means more to you, which solution can highlight the positive effects that matter the most to you, and which solution produces the mildest consequences.
Seeking support: It is common to get caught up in a problematic situation where we don't see a possible or clear solution.
It is difficult to dissociate and remain neutral while accurately assessing a problem at hand in order to recognize possible solutions.
It is typically easier to advise others how to react in a particular problematic situation than to confront that same or similar situation ourselves.
This is a main reason individuals seek solutions by consulting others for outside opinions.
One logical way to problem solve is to seek support.
While it is logical to seek advice, don't forget that the final decision is still yours to make.