The approach to problem solving is dependent upon the nature of the problem and those involved. Problems can be caused by a variety of things – both negative and positive. For example:
- You feel stressed – stress is always the result when problems are dealt with badly.
- But problems do not always result in stress. Perhaps you have invented problems that may occur or cannot make a decision about something.
The interesting thing is that problems aren’t always negative. For example, you are invited on a cruise and you feel excited. The problems here are enjoyable – organising passports, time off work, what clothes to wear.
Effective problem solving is vital when you are undertaking a career transition or attempting to establish a long-term career.