Command Post: Riding the Right-Front Seat: Tips for Solving Problems

Many of my columns are about problem-solving, usually at the organizational level. This month’s column is different. This time, I discuss problem-solving at the personal level, in situations where you don’t have the time or distance to shield you from...


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The final stage of the process is simple. Check your feedback to see how the decision is working. If the problem seems to have gone away, pat yourself on the back, thank the members of your crew for their help and move on. However, if the situation does not improve, then use one of your other alternatives.

The object here is to evaluate the success of your choice. If it is getting the job done for you, then your decision is correct. If it does not solve your problem, choose another alternative and see how things go. If none of the alternatives work, you may have to start the process over. n