There are several procedures to problem solving, depending on the nature of the problem and the people involved in the problem. The more conventional, rational approach is typically used and involves, e.g., clarifying description of the problem, analyzing causes, identifying alternatives, assessing each alternative, choosing one solution, implementing it, and evaluating whether it was solved or not.
- State the problem and gather information
- Make a common response to solve
- Make a specific response to solve
- Provide a self-report for problem
- Provide self-reinforcement for problem
- Watch out carefully for "disconnects" - uncoupling of solutions.
- Be aware of your individual blinders. - perceptual and value-based filters that guide us to see or not see certain things
- Build up your own system for solving problems.
- Research the subject matter in details - no shortcut to becoming a supreme problem solver
These steps are very effective procedures to solve any type of problems.
By solving the problem yourself, you will boost your index of self-reliance, which might finally become an idea in your life. You may make a more competent solution than anyone has before you. You might thereby make a unique contribution to the store of human knowledge. If you haven't practiced this, you can't think it. But if you have practiced this, you can't explain or describe it.
While solving the problem by a new procedure, you will place your own stamp on the end creation, thereby creating a personal expression that cannot be erased by time. You become independent; you required less need of experts, authorities, technical super-beings, perhaps even to the degree that those people will be reduced to human proportions.