Mind The Innovation
E34: Understand why framing your problem statement matters.
March 29, 2022
Problems are always solved by people, and business problems today are increasingly more complex and ambiguous. That makes it harder to clearly define and articulate them. Framing helps to structure thinking about these problems by giving them a specific light. In the end, framing helps people to see things in a particular light. In this episode, we have guest Jamie Flinchbaugh Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, Consultant, and Author. Jamie talks about how he has watched people struggle to get better at problem-solving and the most important one is just framing the problem that you're dealing with. So, if we're stuck with any kind of a problem, then we need to have a little bit of tension, a little bit of conflict, challenge each other to think harder, and then break out of our current situation. And those breakthroughs require so much more effort. And so I believe that good problem solving should invite disagreement. "Ownership is about taking the next step, not just seeing a problem and looking back and admiring the problem and just hoping somebody comes along." Jamie Flinchbaugh. For more content like this, subscribe to Mind The Innovation on Apple or Spotify, or wherever you like to listen. Jamie Flinchbaugh ►LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamieflinchbaugh/ ►Website https://www.jflinch.com/ you can find Sannah on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sannahvinding/ or visit this website: https://mindtheinnovation.com Thanks for Listening!
Problems are always solved by people, and business problems today are increasingly more complex and ambiguous. That makes it harder to clearly define and articulate them. Framing helps to structure thinking about these problems by giving them a specific light. In the end, framing helps people to see things in a particular light.

In this episode, we have guest Jamie Flinchbaugh Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, Consultant, and Author.

Jamie talks about how he has watched people struggle to get better at problem-solving and the most important one is just framing the problem that you're dealing with. So, if we're stuck with any kind of a problem, then we need to have a little bit of tension, a little bit of conflict, challenge each other to think harder, and then break out of our current situation. And those breakthroughs require so much more effort. And so I believe that good problem solving should invite disagreement.

"Ownership is about taking the next step, not just seeing a problem and looking back and admiring the problem and just hoping somebody comes along." Jamie Flinchbaugh

Key takeaways:
  1. No problem should be just one person - solve problems as a team
  2. How to make each other better in the process of problems.
  3. How conflict is how we break through barriers
  4. Someone's toolset should evolve with their own learning.

Problem-solving skills help people identify problems and find solutions. Skills such as active listening, analysis, research, creativity, communication, decision making, team building, and problem-solving are important in any career at any level. These skills are needed in every profession.

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