The mistake that most professionals often make when encountered by a problem is that they prefer to jump to the conclusion and start finding the solution before searching for the cause of the problem. It is to be understood here that the cause of the problem may have everything to do with the repercussions and thus time would not have to be wasted merely to unlock the answers. Corporate professionals often are tied up with this genre of problems where there is the urgent need for some intelligent thinking and stead fast ways to find solutions to the problem that are posed in front of the company.
Finding the root cause
It does not need brilliant heads to evolve on the concept of finding out the root cause of the problem before jumping for solutions. It needs plain simple common thinking. The way to finding solutions becomes even simpler when the root cause is identified. If an employer senses a dip in the productivity of his/her employees, he/she should rather go down and unravel the root cause of why there has been a sudden dip in productivity. This would help him/her in the long run.
Data is critical and important for problem solving. In order to define and find the solution to the problem, you need to be adept at allocating and assembling information. For example, the troubled employer needs to collect information and data as to why the productivity of his/her employees is going down. After assembling the information, you need to cross out the unlikely ones and then match them with the problem that you may be facing.
After you get hold of all the information, it is time to make the best use of them and solve the problem. Monitor the progress from time to time and evaluate the results from time to time.