What’s the problem with problem-solving? For starters, it often creates an endless cycle of canceling out the negative, which typically perpetuates the status quo. This can keep people so busy and preoccupied that they fail to envision and pursue a significantly better alternative. And it can fill attention and conversation with so much negativity that positive experiences and aspirations never see the light of day.
Leaders, and the teams they lead, often study “the” problem and over analyze root causes. Often meetings focus so much on the negative that feels like a convention of the Pessimists Society. How about starting with a different approach- focus on the positive first.