Collaborative Problem Solving
What do you think of puzzles? From children, we're taught to problem solve; up from shape sorters to jigsaws and then the dreaded maths homework. But sometimes you can spend half an hour staring at the same crossword hint before giving up. Then when you come back to the break room for a coffee, someone else has already solved it:
10 across (13): Working with someone to produce something. COLLABORATION Alright, it's an obvious answer now you know it. In my defence, I left my glasses on my desk. *cough*
See, there are times when coming together to solve a problem can be really beneficial. Hearing other peoples’ opinions and evaluations of a common problem and pooling a wide selection of skill sets can help you come up with a unique solution. This short course is designed to help you make the most of your collaborations.
What does this course cover?
- Collaboration vs working independently
- Sharing knowledge; the benefits of collaboration at work
- Setting differences aside for the greater good
Why take this course
Any professional should consider learning this invaluable information, whether they work in a team or prefer (or are required) to work alone.
It's beneficial to understand the importance of collaborating with others to get some problems solved. It's nice to get a fresh perspective on those sticking issues, and whether you'd like to admit it or not, most people are brimming with ideas that could help. You might not even have to accept their ideas, but a combination of views can often solve a problem.