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The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

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The “bring me a solution” approach

Advocates of the approach “don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions” believe it increases empowerment, helps employees manage up and boosts careers. However, it is fraught with challenges.

  • Not every problem has a quick solution.
  • Soluti...

  • Make it safe: Change your behaviour so that people won't be afraid of giving you bad news. When you receive bad news, pause, paraphrase the concern, then ask quations about the problem.
  • Require problem statements instead of complaints. People need to...

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