Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1.
But you might be mistaken for a pro right off the bat if you prepare with these tips in mind: Frame your problem-solving skills training program in the context of five simple steps.
The simplicity should make it easy for employees to remember, and internalize, so they can focus on solving the myriad problems you ask them to solve: Time will tell how long it will take to conduct your training program.
“In some cases, training like this has been shown to compress a 10-year learning curve from pure work experience into as little as six months,” it says.
Even if this view is overly optimistic, there is no doubt that problems will never stop confronting your small business.
As another acquired skill, sharper critical thinking on the part of your employees is another benefit you stand to reap by offering problem-solving training for your employees.
Teaching is an acquired skill, which is another way of saying that you (or whoever is conducting the problem-solving skills training) should improve with practice.
From the time you were a child, you’ve been solving problems.
The problems started out small but then grew in complexity as you developed in ability, progressing from jigsaw puzzles and mathematical word problems to internships and thesis projects.
And practice, through problem solving exercises, will sharpen your employees' skills and make them more valuable to you.
Mary Wroblewski earned a master's degree with high honors in communications and has worked as a reporter and editor in two Chicago newsrooms.