Phl 458 Stage 1

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Solve a Problem PHL 458 20 July 2012 Dr Mc Carthy Stage One – Searching for a Challenge: Challenges do not always need to be searched for, sometimes they are an obvious problem or issue. Other times they may be an opportunity to improve the current conditions. One should constantly search for a challenge to solve. Stage Two – Expressing the Problem or Issues: Find the best way to express the problem or issue. When completing this step in the creative process, consider how to use as many expressions as possible because each expression will show different ideas and different paths to follow. Selecting the right expression is difficult and it sometimes will be good practice to wait and choose which expression…show more content…
I did not have to search for a problem; it was right in front of me needing immediate attention. During a storm that night I lost power to my house. When the power came back on my refridgerator was not working, and water was pooling on the floor. Because it was Sunday no repair men were available to solve the problem immediately, so I had to diagnose the problem on my own. Once I figured out the reason for the refridgerator malfunction I could determine if I could repair it or which repair man to call. I now had a challenge. Stage two: Expressing a problem or…show more content…
The machine was getting power from the outlet but nothing works. The quickest and most economical solution to my problem would be to call a repair man. Step Six: Two Ideas that are most Imaginative or positive solutions Calling a repair man seems like the logical solution. He will have quick access to the needed parts to fix the refridgerator. Repairing the refridgerator will be much cheaper than simply replacing it. A secondary solution would be to repair it myself. I work on electronics everyday. I have the equipment to diagnose the problem. I would have some difficulty ordering the parts possibly which could delay the repair but it would eventually get fixed and possibly much cheaper than calling a repair man. Conclusion: Using the creative process enabled me to isolate the problem and develop two possible solutions. After discussing the solutions with my wife we agreed that calling a repair man was the best decision because time is more important than the possibility of saving a few dollars. By using the creative process I have opened my mind to numerous ideas and developed two viable solutions. If I did not used the creative process, I may have overlooked the obvious problem and just replaced the refridgerator which would cost me lots of money. ”This creative process allowed me to create more than one solution and allowed me to be prepared for more problems with other solutions” (Ruggiero,
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