Why people fail to solve problems effectively

Solving problems is. a complex process and each of us is better at the skills required at some stages than others.

The following is a list of some of the reasons why people fail to find effective solutions include

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  • not being methodical
  • lack of commitment to solving the problem
  • misinterpreting the problem
  • lack of. knowledge of the techniques and processes involved in problem solving
  • inability to use the techniques effectively
  • using a method inappropriate to the particular problem
  • insufficient or inaccurate information
  • inability to combine analytical and creative thinking
  • failure to ensure effective implementation.


  • A problem exists when an obstacle prevents you reaching an objective.
  • Problem solving can be divided into stages, which you. must follow methodically. if you want to be sure of finding an effective solution.
  • Solving problems effectively requires a con­trolled mixture of analytical and creative thinking skills.

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