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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Post #7- How to look at a problem and structure it to find the solution?

"(How to think about a problem?) The first step is to make problem specific; The second step is to form theories freely of how to rid yourself of that burden; The third step is to develop in foresight the consequences of your proposals; The fourth and final step in thinking is to compare the consequences of your proposals to see which is best in the light of your scheme of life as a whole; Whether you choose a vacation or a spouse,a party or a candidate,a cause to contribute or a creed to live by-Think!
-Brand Blanchard
The above said type of problem solving is the normal way of problem solving.It takes all the factors related to the problem as a set one to solve the problem.You just need to focus on the problem.But the problem solving using triangle takes into account the various  factors related to the problem.It takes into account the external factors which has influence on the result.The above theory focus on problem solving based on the situation you got in front.Problem solving based on Triangle is a way of generalising the problem solving method by focusing on the reasons.It can also be viewed as a method to obtain an objective also..The abov e said two types of solving are not related.They look at the problem from different perspectives.Its not possible to compare these 2 types of problem solving because the angle from which they look at a problem is entirely different.
The use of triangle helps in the first two steps of the problem solving immensely.Firstly it helps to specify the problem.At the same time it helps to structure it.Secondly it helps to form theories freely of how to rid yourself of that problem.As you are able to find the 3 reasons behind the problem you will be able to form theories related to your problem which is integral part of your solution.Thus keeping the solution finding process as simplified as it is with 3 ways.If e look at any problem,e So .You have to realise that while solving a problem the important thing is to specify and structure the problem.If that is done,the problem is half solved.Also this type of problem solving take into consideration the influence of universe on individuals,the problem and other things related to the problem.It adds design,aesthetics,positive energy, altogether different dimensions to the problem solving method.
Infact Mr.Brand Blanchard's problem solving method comes under one of the 3 basic reasons of the triangle method -the condition of non-physical  things related to the problem.It is a plan to solve the problem.So its a non-physical thing related to the problem.
The peculiar thing about solving the problem using triangle is that you need not have to look for alternative solutions as you are able to structurize the problem question well focusing on its basic reasonsIf you find the reasons,you just need to focus on it..So its kind of leaning down your traditional multi-optional ways into single option,ie the solution,easily.I think this way of problem solving is applicable to all problems,irrespective of its type and nature because 3 basic reasons can be linked to our actions in any field.