MEIDELL MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER ONE

Adaptive method for problem management: optimisation of element(s)

- KAROLINE MEIDELL, MEIDELL MANAGEMENT

This feature offers a short introduction to the adaptive method for problem management: optimisation of element(s) used by Meidell Management for efficient optimisation gains. The purpose is to provide insight into the method behind results gained either with entrepreneurs, products, projects or companies (hereby referred to as elements).

Problem management is a known field of expertise within ITIL[1] and defines a ‘problem’ as the unknown cause of one or more incidents. Problem management is furthermore described as the process of managing the lifecycle of all problems. The main objective to: 1) prevent problems and incidents from occurring, 2) solving and eliminate recurring incidents, and 3) to minimize the impact of incidents that cannot be prevented[2]. With an inimitable combination of experience, theory and skillsets the adaptive method for problem management: optimisation of element(s) was cultivated. The method is proven reliable and effective in order to solve problems and thereby ensure optimisation of elements. The method can further be exemplified by referring to the term eclecticism “…adheres to or is constituted from several theories, styles, and ideas in order to gain a thorough insight about the subject, and draws upon different theories in different cases”[3].

The adaptive method of problem management: optimisation of element(s) consists of the following phases:

I)              Mapping and Observation

II)            Evaluation

III)          Solution and Recommendation

IV)          Implementation

The importance of phase (I) is often underestimated. It is emphasised that this phase represents the core of the adaptive method of problem management: optimisation of the element(s). Mapping and observation form the foundation of all the consecutive phases, and is vital to ensure a successful implementation of recommended solutions. The Socratic Method is descriptive in order to gain insight into phase (I): The Socratic Method is defined as “A series of questions formulated as tests of logic and fact intended to help a person or group discover their beliefs about some topic, exploring definitions and seeking to characterize general characteristics shared by various particular instances”[4][5]. Phase (I) in the adaptive method for problem management: optimisation of element(s) is used to obtain information. Questions are asked to locate distinctive answers, and thereby obtain insight into the core and root of problems. Without mapping of the core issues at hand and observation of how these are enabling behaviour and actions the correct measures cannot be implemented in phase (IV).

This is a shortened introduction to the adaptive method of problem management: optimisation of element(s) provided by Meidell Management. A broader description and insight are needed in order to utterly understand the method and to ensure successful implementation and results. Further description of the method and phases (I-IV) listed above is warranted.

 

 

 

[1] The New Rational Manager - Describes KT Problem Solving and Decision Making (PSDM)
[2] Offord, Paul (2011). RPR: A Problem Diagnosis Method for IT Professionals Essex, England: Advance Seven Limited. 
[3] Alizadeh, Farideh; Hashim, Mohd Nasir (2016). Eclecticism in Drama. 10.6084/m9.figshare.3511156 & 10.5281/zenodo.59378.svg
[4] http://www.socraticmethod.net
[5] Areeda, Philip E. 'The Socratic Method' (1996) 109(5) Harvard Law Review 911-922