We talk a lot about problem solving, but what about problem finding? What if we shift our thinking from fixing things, into finding the gaps instead?
In order to look for problems instead of solutions, start with your mindset. Be ready to embrace your curiosity and learn how to live with ambiguity for a little bit longer than what you’re used to.
Next, pump up your observation skills. What are you doing that doesn’t make sense but you do it because that’s how things have been, or that’s how you remember learning in the first place?
What’s in the context that triggers an unneeded action? What makes people tick? What excites them to join? What else is missing from the picture?
Collect and note down your observation. Then, sleep on it.