Reframe a Problem
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Employers hire employees who have the skills, tools and experience to find unique solutions to the problems they face. According to Forbes’ job skills list, 9 out of the 10 most in-demand jobs require complex problem solving skills. Learning to reframe problems is one strategy that will encourage students to look at a problem from different perspectives and to use their imagination to unlock an array of novel solutions. While reframing problems takes effort, attention and practice, it enables students to see the world in a new light and leads them towards innovative solutions in their workplace and personal lives.
- Ask your students questions about how they go about solving problems.
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- Distribute Student Activity, review directions and complete.
- View this additional video if you want more on Tesco’s fresh approach.
For additional problem solving strategies, suggest students stop by the CACareerCafe.Com and try the Solvers activity -#9 in People Skills section.