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Reframing Matrix Taking a Fresh Look at Problems
"If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail." ~ anon

Chances are, you've stared at a problem and just gone round in circles as you look for a solution. Often, adopting a new perspective is all that's needed.

You can explore powerful strategies for looking at a problem through a "fresh pair of eyes" with our articles, The Reframing Matrix and Six Thinking Hats.

Also, see our article, Brainstorming, to find out how you can use this powerful tool to generate creative solutions and ideas most effectively, on your own or in a group.

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The Reframing Matrix The Reframing Matrix

Use this simple tool to solve problems creatively, by looking at issues from different viewpoints.

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Six Thinking Hats Six Thinking Hats

Find out how to break out of your habitual thinking style with this powerful decision making technique.

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Brainstorming Brainstorming

Learn how to generate radical solutions to problems with this classic tool.

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Get our 2016 Build a Positive Team workbook free when you join the Mind Tools Club by midnight, December 14!

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Perceptual Positions
Perceptual Positions

Explore this five-step strategy for seeing things from another person's perspective.

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The Simplex Process
The Simplex Process

Use this three-stage process to identify problems and implement effective solutions.

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Learn how to expand your thinking around a problem or situation, to make sure that you don't miss the real issue.

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Office politics Your Top Tips for Surviving When Politics Heats Up the Office

We asked how you keep things cool when discussing "hot" topics at work. Mind Tools editor Ian Moss highlights your best suggestions.
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Are You Making a Drama out of a Crisis? Are You Making a Drama out of a Crisis?

Bob Little explores the surprising lack of crisis planning at even the most successful and established of global organizations.
A Final Note

Reframing is a key tool for opening up creative approaches to problem solving and idea generation. Looking at an issue with a new perspective, you may even discover that you were trying to solve the wrong problem!

Next week, find out how you can make valuable contributions to meetings.

Have a great week!

James sig
James Manktelow (CEO) - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career!
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