How you frame your problem will influence how you solve it. Therefore, the words you choose to describe the issue are critically important. In fact, if you’re struggling to generate effective solutions, you might change the way you’ve phrased the problem.
Specifically, ask yourself two questions, First, what’s the subject? A problem statement focused on employees will generate different solutions than one that’s focused on projects or dollars. Second, how do you measure the problem? The metric you use to define success or failure will have a large influence on the solutions you come up with. So next time you’re faced with a problem, and perhaps you’re not finding a solution, try rewriting the statement. You’ll likely find that a small change of words can lead to a big change in your perspective.