As engineers we constantly face problems, usually of the technical nature, but sometimes team or finance related challenges arise. As human beings, we constantly face all types of problems, career, financial, health, and others. The point I am making is, there probably isn’t a day that goes by that we aren’t trying to solve a problem.
In my career and life, I have found that oftentimes, a strategy as simple as rephrasing (or restating) the problem can help us to see it in a different way, allowing us to find a solution faster, or simply find one that we weren’t thinking of.
In this post, which is a preview of my upcoming session, How to Develop Analytical Thinking & Problem-Solving Skills for Engineering Professionals, I want to share three ways that you can rephrase a problem you are facing: