Not every big problem requires an equally massive solution. Sometimes, simple but thoughtful responses are enough to resolve issues. This lesson is something every motivational speaker is well acquainted with. Someone who motivates others can be likened to a subtle force that creates significant changes and contributes to addressing a bigger dilemma.
Targeted and precise solutions
Take the case of industrial ultrasonic cleaning equipment. They are valuable tools in the maintenance of sophisticated machinery, engines, and other complex systems. What makes them special is that they only use sound to get rid of dirt and other unwanted materials that stick on delicate mechanical setups. They are effective cleaning solutions that don’t require huge amounts of power and complicated operation. They work because they target specific points. They don’t need a lot of power and imposing mechanisms to solve a cleaning problem that appears gargantuan relative to the size of the machinery or engines they clean.
This idea works in almost all settings. Managers can solve efficiency problems in factories, for example, by changing a minor policy or protocol. Governments can have a more functional bureaucracy without an overhaul by replacing the key person in a poorly performing department. Families can resolve lingering personal issues by simply initiating level-headed communication through text or in person. A feud does not end by countering the fury of another with an equally furious approach. Business losses are rarely resolved by expensive solutions that may even increase the losses further.
Mindful problem solving
If you carefully analyse a problem, regardless of how big it is, you can identify a particular point from which issues originate. If you manage to address the defects at this point, you can solve the bigger problem without exerting a lot of effort or expending humongous resources. It’s a matter of prudent scrutiny and a holistic approach to fixing something that is broken.
It’s not advisable to scale a solution to the perceived size of a problem. Often, problems only appear immense and expansive because of the complications. If you meticulously analyse an issue and dissect the causes and aggravations, you can trace the root or source. Once you determine the root cause, you don’t have to formulate a solution that is as enormous as the challenge you are trying to solve. You just need something appropriate for the smaller flaw to put into effect a chain reaction.
It all starts with the right mindset. Don’t always aim for the best. Consider approaching issues with simplicity as your guide. Rely more on common sense instead of the theories you may have learned from books or at school.
Being subtle does not equate to being decrepit. It’s also not a case of tokenism. Subtlety in solving problems is comparable to taking a step back to understand the situation better without losing your composure. It means toning down the aggressiveness to avoid provoking the source of the problem and prevent exacerbation.