Simple steps to effective problem-solving
State the problem
Be specific about the problem.
Think of all possible solutions
Make a list of possible solutions without
judging them. What are your options? Be creative.
Evaluate each option
What are the things that affect your decision?
How will it affect other people? What are the consequences of each
Choose a solution
Think about which solution makes the most sense in
this particular situation. Do it.
Evaluate the outcome
How did it go? What did you learn? What would
you like to do differently next time?
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Wave is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press. It is available at newsstands, hospitals and clinics throughout Winnipeg, as well as McNally Robinson Books.
Read the September / October 2012 issue of Wave