Managers are an individual who forms the framework or backbone of an organization. Their skills and abilities are the deciding factors for the success of an organization. The name itself defines the concept and their job role. They are usually in charge of managing an organization or specific requirements of an organization. Every organization has several managers depending on the size of the organization. They usually lead a team of individuals and the success or the failure of the team entirely depends on how the manager is leading the team or how efficiently he can address the problems of the team or the team members.

The ability of a company's management to solve problems is important. Issues come in all shapes and sizes, from minor annoyances to major organizational crises. Managers who can methodically analyze the information, assess the problem and identify a practical solution will contribute to the success of the company. By removing stress, uncertainty, and misconceptions before they become overwhelming, Managerial Problem Solvers can lead teams toward the accomplishment of goals. The reasons why problems are needed to be addressed and solved are:

  • It results in the team giving their best performance leaving behind internal misunderstandings
  • Work output increases when there is coordination maintained by the manager within the team
  • Timely delivery of work within the pre-approved deadline
  • A manager who works through issues with their team might encourage their staff to raise questions 278



How do create solutions for problems?


 Managerial Problem Solving requires the manager to know the core of every project, the team members working on the project, their strengths and weakness, their individual goals, and their internal conflict. This will enable the manager to map out a solution to any problem more effectively. The steps that can be followed to achieve this are:

  • There can be innumerable reasons for a problem to arrive within the team or the job performed by the manager. In this case, a manager needs to identify and get to the core of the problem initially to determine what can be done next
  • Take a closer look at the problem and look for any vital information that could assist you in solving it. Think about discussing the issue with the team to acquire a variety of viewpoints on the issue and its potential resolutions
  • Make a list of feasible solutions using the data acquired about the issue. Brainstorming the list while keeping the objective and pertinent facts in mind is helpful. The manager must consider how each option can get over the challenge while helping the team and the business
  • Choose the best option and commit to implementing it to address the issue at work. With this approach, the manager can design and deliver an action strategy that explains why and how he is resolving the issue, as well as the duties that each member of his team will play
  • The next step is to continuously asses whether the implemented plan is working or not. If not, then the manager needs to sit with the team and brainstorm more ideas and their implementation. We can say that this is a continuous process


The problem-solving skills needed in a manager


Some specific skills are needed by a manager for Managerial Problem-Solving purposes. Possession of these skills ensures an effective performance from the manager and his team as well. These are:

  • Leadership skills - Establishing trust between a manager and his team via effective leadership makes it simpler for them to work together to solve issues and overcome hurdles
  • Good communicator – A manager needs to be able to communicate smoothly so that his words and goals are properly understood by his team members. He needs to be transparent and straightforward when communicating his goal
  • Adapting to crisis – In an organization, a crisis can arise at any time under any circumstances. As a manager, he needs to be adaptable enough so that he can address any kind of crisis and provide a solution to it even under stressful conditions

Other than the above characteristics, a manager’s focus is to be an efficient problem solver. For this, he needs to be attentive and have excellent observation and perception power. He needs to be open-minded and listen to the creative ideas that the team members have in their minds. Encouraging teams’ ideas and consulting them whenever a problem arises makes a manager an ideal personality in front of his team members.