19 June 2008
A Real Life Experience of Solving a Problem
All of us face problems in our day-to-day lives, whether simple or complex, personal or official, or expected or unexpected. Some of us try to find solutions without wasting time, some worry; while some panic and blame others. Even I, as a human being, have faced many problems in life. However, my experience suggests that it is the vision that one needs to change and adopt to handle a difficult situation, instead of worrying or blaming others. Based on this experience, according to Duke Ellington, “a problem is a chance for you to do your best” (Glickman 5). My goal of writing this article is to bring forth the process of identifying a solution for dealing with a difficult situation in life.
To systematically lay down the problem-solving process, I have created five main sections. The first section illustrates one of the embarrassing situations that I have faced till now. Each of the next three sections signifies a sequential step that forms a part of the problem-solving process. These steps are explained in context with the first section for clear and effective comprehension. The fifth section includes the conclusion on this particular topic.
A PROBLEM FACED BY ME
It was evening time and I was in my office busy reviewing a WORD document to be delivered to a client. At 7, 15 minutes before the delivery time, I opened the document to give a final look before mailing to the client. Astonishingly, I observed that the document was unexpectedly edited. I started reading the document and found that at many places, the text was changed. I was shocked; however, I kept my cool and thought of peacefully solving the problem logically although it was closing time.
Identify/Detect a Problem. To solve, you must know what is to be solved or overcome. Therefore, identifying and clearly stating a problem is the first step in the problem solving process. Further, you...