By drawing a picture to highlight the problem area and then subsequently suggesting how to tackle it, brought about clarity of thinking.
I have experienced numerous situations in which drawing pictures and visuals in real-time has helped the definition of problem and thereby led to the solution quite easily and more quickly.
My list is endless, but includes; Albert Einstein, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mother Teresa and many, many more.
There are hundreds of books and articles available already on problem solving techniques, methods, etc.; however I will not be sharing any specific step-by-step methods in this blog.
I used to feel frustrated, but invariably, half of the time, reading the question properly would lead me to the conclusion that I had actually been trying to solve the problem.
How To Improve Problem Solving
The minute you identify the correct intent of the problem, the right solution will follow.
Instead, I will share with you my personal approach which has enhanced my problem solving skills.
This will hopefully help you to make improvements and look at problem solving from a different perspective.
So ask yourself the fundamental questions about the problem and spend some time understanding the real problem with your team in order to solve it.
Try and understand the fundamentals of the process pertaining to the problem area.