A problem that solves itself is no longer a problem Create Learning Team Building and Leadership

Changing perspectives & finding times when the solution is happening or has happened or might happen or can happened Exceptions Will point to the solution itself, making the problem irrelevant.

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How to Think Differently to Drive Results Innovation Training and Development Michael Cardus (36)Working with an IT team they kept getting negative customer feedback about their responsiveness to customer requests … the IT team admitted that they struggled with customer requests because the customer did not communicate the changes needed until it was too late in the coding & development phase.

We found several people who did not have this problem.

We asked them, “How are  you being responsive to customer needs?”

They told us, “We use a shared scoping document that is completed with the customer & spend more time in the early phases creating trust on what the Solution will look like & we educate ourselves & them using a Rapid PDSA process. Frank has become our Customer Relationship Manager, we shifted some of his workload.  He talks with the customer weekly & shares updates, walks through the PDSA process & communicates + connects us with some small next steps.”

We copied the solution that was shared. Within 6 weeks the number of customer complaints decreased by 68%.

A problem that solves itself is no longer a problem

How can you use this?

Solution-Focused Questions
  • What does “Solved” look like?
  • How will you know it is solved?
  • Who has already solved this? What questions can you ask them that will be useful?
  • What about this problem / systems / process is already showing signs of the solution? From a little bit ———————- completely
  • What changes might I make that will make this problem irrelevant?
  • When I make that change what do I expect to have happen?

Try it and share how you managed to have the problem solve itself.

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