CPA Voice: Avoid these mistakes when problem solving

Written on Feb 15, 2018

Professionals solve problems every day in ways big and small, but in all these decisions, there are common pitfalls to avoid.

“Companies that take a proactive and structured approach to problem-solving position themselves to overcome obstacles and take advantage of opportunities,” writes Arianna Campbell, consultant for Boomer Consulting, in the January/February issue of CPA Voice.

The first mistake is not having the right people in the conversation, Campbell writes. When the right people aren’t involved, the solutions can be one-sided. The second mistake is failing to get everyone on the same page in the beginning.

“Certain people might agree a problem exists, but that doesn’t mean everyone has the same problem in mind,” she writes. “People often have different expectations, opinions on issues and goals and potential solutions.”Voice cover_JanFeb_18

Read the three other mistakes to avoid when it comes to problem-solving online now.

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