In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these. Paul Harvey

Overview to Problem Solving

There are many ways to solve problems, and it will depend on your situation, your experience, your knowledge, your attitude, and your problem to determine the best approach.

Your situation may be that you have a long term problem that will take time to resolve, such as a legal dispute or a personal issue. Your situation may be pressing, but not immediate. Such may be the case for solving a problem at work, or how to help your child get a better grade on next week’s test. At the extremes, your situation may be dire, such as discovering your single-engine plane has just run out of gas, and a solution is needed immediately.

In the next part I  will discuss how using the divide and conquer approach to problem solving is a great way to break a problem down into pieces so a solution can more easily be determined.