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Is it a problem or is it an opportunity?

Find out below with our growing collection of articles, tips and tools, packed with problem solving exercises.

The best place to start is our seven step problem solving process.  This great tool provides techniques and a structured process for you to follow.

However you choose to start, there is plenty here to help you develop your problem solving skills.

But be sure to think about our problem solving methods.  These stress two crucial principles, often missed in the rush to find solutions:

1: Think about the nature of the problems you’re trying to solve. Ask: “Is it the right problem to solve?”
2: Try not to see every problem as a problem. Think positive. Ask: “what opportunities are created by this problem?”

Is it a problem or is it an opportunity?  A good question, epitomised by this famous quote:

There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can start anew. Thomas Edison

Ideas

Six Sigma problem solving is alive, but is Lean Six Sigma dead?

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Tips & Tools

Free Problem Solving Flow Chart

This free problem solving flow chart is part of our growing range of problem solving... read more

Problem Solving Exercises

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7 Problem Solving Steps

… in a minute! These 7 problem solving steps provide a short outline of a... read more

Definition of Problem Solving

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5 Problem Solving Questions

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5 Whys

Getting to Root Causes, Fast! Asking why 5 times: “the 5 Whys”, is a simple... read more
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