Types of Problem Solving Methods in Management and Supervision


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When attempting to solve a problem, why is the divide and conquer strategy useful?

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1. Which problem-solving method is designed to work with process-oriented problems?

2. What's the last step of the Deming Cycle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you familiarize yourself with various problem solving methods used in management and supervisory situations. Some methods about which you'll need to know going forward include the 5-step model and the Deming Cycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • The 5-step model
  • The Deming Cycle
  • Approach for making a complex problem simpler

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related problem solving methods lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the 5-step model and the Deming Cycle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about problem solving methods

Additional Learning

To learn more about problem solving methods, review the accompanying lesson, Types of Problem Solving Methods in Management and Supervision. The lesson addresses the following topics:

  • Different methods of recognizing and defining problems
  • Divide and conquer
  • Explore an example of the 5-step model
  • Explain the steps in the Deming Cycle
  • Examples of how problem solving methods are used