Solving problems

Problem-solving can be explained in four simple steps:

  1. Define the problem
  2. Generate multiple solutions
  3. Evaluate these possible solutions and select the best fit
  4. Implement the solution and gather feedback on its effectiveness

All design and development methodologies, from software engineering to city building, follow these four steps. The QS Global Graduate Skills Gap in the 21st Century employment survey placed problem-solving as the number one skill missing from graduates in the workplace. If you can get really good at performing each one and put them together in order, you will be effective in most jobs.