Power of Taking a Different View
Sometimes the way you frame a
contains an assumption that prevents you from solving it.
4 Levels of Problem Solving
Creative problem solving starts with an open
mind. Reframing helps you consider an issue from many
different aspects. To find a better creative solution to the
current practice, reframe the problem, break down its components and
assemble them in a different way.
Remove perceptual and cognitive limitations
imposed by your own knowledge structures. Discard old paradigms.
Change your thinking mode. Step out of your
everyday shoes into the shoes of others to surface new insights to a
problem. Select a perceptual position and brainstorm ideas for a few minutes
before moving on to another perspective.
As an optimist, you will see
positive things in the situation and spot new opportunities it opens.
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As a pessimist, you will see
hidden risks and may come out with safer solutions.
strategist, you’ll see beyond the today’s situation, develop
future scenarios, and may discover new strategic opportunities.
As a researcher, you may discover
wrong assumptions or missing facts and suggest a new direction to explore.
As an inventor, you will think
outside the box and come out with wild ideas and creative solutions no one
else can think of.
you will be searching for creative solutions that can be implemented with
speed, put you ahead of your competition, and reposition yourself for
As an observer dissociated emotionally or
otherwise from the problem, see yourself trying to solve it. Quite often you
will be surprised to see that you are overlooking simple, obvious, and most