Search for and identify problems
Imagine that the transformation is needed in our world of the XXI century seems to be a constant challenge every time that a solution to a problem is presented and back with a series of problems to solve.
Some time ago I wrote about the “undesirable consequences on innovation” and I wondered “How can we prevent this?”.
One of the best ways of prevention is to find problems, not to create conflicts, but rather seek to be able to identify and find creative solutions.
To look for problems is to identify the present and future problems requiring a solution.
“Problem generating does not come easily to many people. People tend to wait for others to find problems for them to solve rather than take the initiative to seek out, or anticipate problems, changes, trends and opportunities for improvement or innovation. Perhaps in a large part, this is due to the fact that managers find their desks loaded with problems every day, making it easy for them to be reactive rather than proactive. Research into this has argued that the tendency to avoid proactive problem finding represented an organizational form of Gresham’s Law, in which people prefer to solve the problems that find them before working on problems they find for themselves. The attitude is so prevalent that some researchers have deemed the activity of problem finding to be an extra-role behavior – one that requires individuals to go beyond the boundaries of their jobs to bring about positive change ( taking charge ) or an operant behavior, which has been suggested is developed through actual practice.- Min Basadur
With ease, in an organization, we recognize employees who are constantly seeing problems everywhere and although we seem a pessimistic behavior, this can be translated into a major activity in identifying problems.
This is a reality and reality has so much bad thing that it does not deserve our “respect”.
Let reality stand with her grey face and let’s give wide imagination.
Let’s try to find problems in the future and imagine that there are solutions to those problems.
Let those beautiful shapes of deductive reasoning based on past experiences and break creating foundations still not designed for the construction of a possible balance between what is achievable and what is desirable.
What problems do we find?
And, if so, let’s temporarily forget what we learned, dipping into collaboration and seek to identify the problems that are common to all people in our ecosystem.
What is the probability that someone else is doing the same we do?
To not lose a single point of observation we must look with a 360 perspective of the world. Each angle can be a different perception and transform it into various problems.
Listen to what hasn’t been said because it means anticipating and a a prominent place in innovation.
Learn to observe is as important as to be noticed! After all we and they are a part of the same world!
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