How to be Solutions Focused

When a problem bumps up against someone usually their best hope is that the problem goes away as quickly and painlessly as possible, to be replaced by its solution

So why spend time and energy focusing on the problem, the thing you don’t want, when you could work directly work towards the solution, the thing you do want?

Being solutions focused means;

  • focusing on where you hope to get to rather than what you’re hoping to leave behind
  • focusing on what’s gone right rather than on what’s gone wrong 
  • focusing on the strengths and resources that brought success 

It’s a clear practical framework for action, with brief training you can put it into practice immediately and start seeing the difference it makes in your life and work. Nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Geoff James – May 2017