Project Unnati - Empowering Women



Problem-solving skills are the ability to identify problems, brainstorm and analyze answers, and implement the best solutions. While problem-solving skills are valued by employers, they are also highly useful in other areas of life like relationship building and day-to-day decision making.

Step 1: Read & Watch

Resource type Resource Title
Problem-Solving Skills: Definitions And Examples
Problem Solving Video

Step 2: Take Actions Independently

  • Identify a time you and your colleagues in a professional or education setting faced a problem. Define the problem.
  • Think about and reflect on how you tried to find a solution to your problem. Did you use any or all of the methods part of the 7 step method? Now that you have read about the 7 step method, would you do anything differently in the future to solve the problem?
  • Think about your future desired job and the work team you would likely prob- lem-solve with. If your future team is facing a problem, what kind of problem do you imagine you may face?
  • How would you brainstorm and identify solutions you can all come up with and go with the best option? What are some ideas for a solution you have? How could you work with the team to find a solution?

Step 3: Practice with a Mentor

  • Define the problem after a discussion with your mentor.
  • Brainstorm ideas for possible solutions or evaluate your ideas for finding the best solution to your problem.
  • Finalise a course of action.
  • Practice communicating about a professional scenario (past or future one you imagine) and how you and/or a team problem-solved together to find a solution.