A very useful graphic when working as a group easy to understand.
The process provides a practical eight stage approach to problem solving.
The wheel is a useful analogy and reinforces the point that improvement is a continuous process.
A five stage approach that enables you analyse problems effectively.
The process has three levels for each stage thus providing deep and powerful analysis.
Suggested for complex / critical / sensitive issues.
Strongly recommend that this process is facilitated by someone independent of the team, department, or organisation.
A robust yet flexible and flowing method that generates high levels of interactivity within a group.
Can also be used by an individual when a problem requires immediate action.
Three elements are provided in this diagram: types of problems; how to address them; and finally, a 5-stage problem solving process.
Options and the importance of prioritising are covered.
The final element is the problem solving process itself.
This diagram identifies the benefits and issues associated with group problem solving.
Two different techniques, reversal and direct change, are offered. (Using both at the same time with two different groups has been known to provide interesting alternative views / recommendations)
The use of IT and its value is also covered.
Two types of decisions are identified and explained along with an in-depth decision making process.
The latter provides a four stage process that will enable you to work through identifying objectives to selecting effective options.
Each stage asks questions or provides information to help keep the process on track.