What are problems? | A Problem Solving Skills Guide

Problems can be defined broadly as situations in which we experience uncertainty or difficulty in achieving what we want to achieve

For example:

  • Stopping smoking is a problem when you decide you want to stop but cannot.
  • A computer malfunction is a problem if it prevents you completing work on time.
  • An excessive workload is a problem when it interferes with your ability to work effectively.
  • Poor communication is a problem when it reduces the efficiency of an organization.