Understanding the obstacles that prevent teams from reaching innovative solutions that solve underlying problems is a very important aspect of the Design Thinking Process followed by Best Web Design.
When we ignore a major influencing factor while trying to develop a solution, we are setting ourselves up for a potentially negative result, or may even be creating an even more problematic situation than the one we are trying to resolve.
Obstacles to Problem Solving
The following list of factors, though not exhaustive, represents some of the obstacles to achieving innovative solutions to the challenges we face. The more obstacles we encounter within a problem space, the more difficult the path to innovation.
Our goal is to always be able to create a space where obstacles are understood and removed or while exploring solutions.
- Individual people
- Impulsive reactions
- Man with a hammer syndrome
- Team construction
- Power structures
- Organisational constraints and power structures
If the list above seems long and broad, that’s the whole point. Hundreds of factors can influence how conducive a team can be when solving problems, so it is extremely important to be cognizant of how small and seemingly unimportant factors can adversely affect our team’s progress.
While it is not efficient to consider and analyze each and every factor in full, we should nevertheless put them at the back of our minds when working on a project.
To elaborate further on the most common obstacles teams face when trying to solve a problem.