Ever find yourself in a tight work situation where you become anxious and tense? No matter how unique the problem may seem, it’s likely other people have been in your shoes.
“I’m big on lists, getting things done and seeing progress,” explains Ravin. “Having a problem solving methodology has helped me tremendously.” He suggests there are four key steps to solving business problems at a managerial level:
Overall, the ability to solve problems in high pressure situations demands that you stay calm and focused, rather than anxious and scattered.
“When time is of the essence, we focus on quick wins by knocking out smaller tasks that help solve the bigger problem,” explains Ravin. “This is one way to stay calm because it is much less daunting.”
Lastly, Ravin warns not to make quick decisions under pressure. If you remain patient, you will reap the rewards of your due diligence in the long term.