Problems involving complex systems and competing goals can be overwhelming.
Example: Marketing, Sales, and the CEO aren’t aligning on a single brand vision, so the company’s messaging feels unfocused. This kind of problem can seem too hard to solve. Better to leave it alone and focus on the easier stuff.
But there is a solution. You just can’t get there with a short-game problem solving strategy—one or two big moves based on your version of how things should be.
This kind of complex challenge requires a long-game problem solving strategy—a series of smaller, incremental moves based on a comprehensive perspective of the problem.
But where do you start? Stay tuned for Part 2.