Accession Number:

ADA029323

Title:

Problem Solving for Managers.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to describe a technique for problem solving by managers. Although problem solving is widely discussed in management literature, it is normally approached as a general theory that does little to help the working manager solve the problems that confront him daily. The technique described in this paper provides a step-by-step means to assist the manager identify the real, underlying problem, not just the symptom. It then provides a guide for the manager to use to solve the problem after he has accurately identified it. Also included in the paper are examples of role play exercises that are effective training vehicles for teaching this technique of problem solving. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE