The need for both fast and slow thinking. We tend to jump straight to a solution, choosing the first one we think of, but it may not be the best one. Systems can help us to overcome this. For example, you can force yourself or your team to come up with several possible ideas before you pick one. The broken watch problem can be used as an example of how you should alternate logic and intuition to get to the answer.
- Some people solve problems intuitively.…They just leap to an amazing new answer.…They probably couldn't even tell you how they did it.…They just jump there.…But if they can't make the leap for some reason,…then they're stuck.…And if the problem involves numbers,…then it's much harder for them.…Other people use the logical side of their brain much more.…They like to slowly nibble away at the problem…until they've solved all of it.…This works really well for some problems,…but if there's an intuitive leap to be made,…then they can't make that leap.…
So it's clear that ideally,…we would use both parts of our brain,…all of our brain, both the intuitive and the logical part.…Sometimes we can do this by working with…the two different types of people,…so everything gets covered.…But if you're on your own,…you should definitely try to tap into…both parts of your ability.…They are both there somewhere in your brain.…So, here's an example of how you could alternate…logic and intuition to get to the answer…for quite a tricky problem.…
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- Identifying the real problem
- Generating possible solutions
- Boosting your creativity
- Using your intuition and logic
- Selecting the best solution
- Considering implementation