Or have you found yourself fixing just the symptoms of a problem, only for the situation to get much worse?
To be an effective problem-solver, you need to be systematic and logical in your approach.
For each statement, click the button in the column that best describes you.
Please answer questions as you actually are (rather than how you think you should be), and don't worry if some questions seem to score in the 'wrong direction'.
(Read below to start.) Your approach to problem solving is a little "hit-and-miss." Sometimes your solutions work really well, and other times they don't.
You understand what you should do, and you recognize that having a structured problem-solving process is important. By working on your consistency and committing to the process, you'll see significant improvements.As part of an effective problem-solving process, you need to look actively for problems – even when things seem to be running fine. Now that you understand the problem, define it clearly and completely.Proactive problem solving helps you avoid emergencies and allows you to be calm and in control when issues arise. Writing a clear problem definition forces you to establish specific boundaries for the problem.Your approach to problem solving is more intuitive than systematic, and this may have led to some poor experiences in the past.With more practice, and by following a more structured approach, you'll be able to develop this important skill and start solving problems more effectively right away.When you are finished, please click the 'Calculate My Total' button at the bottom of the test.You probably tend to view problems as negatives, instead of seeing them as opportunities to make exciting and necessary change.And as you increase your confidence with solving problems, you'll be less likely to rush to the first solution – which may not necessarily be the best one.Once you've completed the quiz, we'll direct you to tools and resources that can help you make the most of your problem-solving skills.Because you approach problems systematically, you cover the essentials each time – and your decisions are well though out, well planned, and well executed.You can continue to perfect your problem-solving skills and use them for continuous improvement initiatives within your organization.