Individuals, organizations and communities constantly engage in change. Creating Paths of Change provides the reader with a proven strategy for making changes and resolving issues more effectively. The book: addresses the problems faced in the daily operations of organizational life; provides a foundation and theory for effective and sustained issue resolution; and guides readers step-by-step through the change-making or decision-making process, enabling them to identify their personal problem-solving approach.
Solving the Problem
When selecting a problem-solving method, you must first match the people and resources to the characteristics of the situation, then choose the problem-solving method. Problems must be approached with a recognition of their distinctive qualities. Three basic elements must be identified when formulating a problem-solving method—you, as the initiator of action, the other resources and people involved, and the presenting problem.
“Problems and tasks must be approached with a recognition of their distinctive qualities.”
“Your Reality preferences shape how you define the problem and the way you search for resources and solutions.”
As the initiator, you are the starting point when searching for a solution. Who you are, your particular biases, skills, and knowledge of the situation are all ...