A problem solving mindset is really important for anyone. Doesn’t matter whether you are making efforts to improve your productivity skills, improving the way your relationship works with others or resolving a old conflict, if you don’t have problem solving mindset then you would be facing many problems throughout your life and in every corner of your life as well. Trying to improve your problem solving mindset you will be able to find the best path for you, able to win over the goals that you set, you would be able to solve the conflicts of others as well.
To become a valuable resource for your friends, family, colleagues must follow the characteristics of a problem solving mindset:
It is both a skill and an attitude towards a situation. Whenever you face a problem there are two roads that you can choose among. Either you can ignore the problem and just move forward or decide to take an action towards it. But it has been seen that majority of people believe in ignoring them instead of making some efforts towards that situation. However, taking an action towards that problem would make you more strong then ever and would make you a responsible person in your life.
Whenever we feel the things are not going the way we have imagined we tend to fall apart. But that situation is not of falling apart. Being a human being, it’s really important for us to feel the emotions, but it doesn’t mean that the decisions of our life are all as per our emotions. There comes a situation in life when we don’t need to think keeping in mind our emotions, instead we should think as per our mind. So in today’s world we need to be emotionally intelligent.
In the working world or I should better say in professional life, we should try to listen from others as well, apart from always speaking only our thoughts. We are listening to someone or not can be easily predicted through our verbal and physical gestures. When we are genuinely listening to someone than we can easily communicate to the person who is speaking. Actively listening to others can encourage them to be trustworthy, & helpful towards you.
Actively listening does not mean just listening. When you would be listening to someone very carefully then you would tend to have questions in your mind and asking them to the person, who would be able to reflect your interest in his or her talks. This way your misunderstandings will get a way to be corrected.
- Identify the Goals Smartly:
We might have seen many people who are always in rush. We try to solve the problem before thinking about the future outcome or what the exact solution should be. Whenever solving a problem, try to understand the true nature of the problem. Then think about the solution. And then make the required efforts to solve that particular problem. If you fail to identify what the problem is actually about then you would be with a new problem instead of having a solution.
These were the 5 major characteristics to work on, to improve your problem solving mindset.