How To Be A Better Problem Solver

Problem-solving, critical and creative thinking go hand-in-hand helping us to see the world from numerous vantage points. Each of these ways of thinking strengthens our ability to intelligently and flexibility comprehend things when faced with the never-ending problems that life throws our ways. Information Technology departments can be improved by bringing in people with better problem solving skills or by improving the skills of the people you have.Great problem solvers are great thinkers. They have fewer problems and drama to begin with, and do not get overly emotional when confronted with a problem. They typically see problems as life experiences [...]

Are You Hiring Problem Solvers for your IT Team?

Regardless of what company we have worked with, the same scenario happens. Pick any group of 20 software developers, infrastructure people or any other technical specialty. Out of that 20, there are going to be 1-2 “go-to” people. Three if you’re lucky. These are you best problem solvers. Here is a sampling of what we hear being asked of these “go-to” people: “Run the estimate by Jane” “Let’s bring Joe in at the end and run the summary by him to see if we missed anything” The boss always asking if Jane has seen it before believing it. “We have [...]