9 Secrets to Solving Problems (1/9)

Whether at work, home or in your personal life, coming up with creative problem solutions can be a difficult task. Try these simple ideas the next time you’re posed with a tough problem.

1. Make Time to Think

1. Make Time to Think

Google gives its engineers one day a week to work on personal projects the company might benefit from. Joey Reiman, an innovation consultant for firms such as Coca-Cola, rewards his employees with five annual “Your Days” (as well as nearly five weeks of annual leave!) to get out of the office and do some blue-sky thinking.

First   1   . . .   »   Last

More From Reader’s Digest

  • Create a Carpool in 4 Easy StepsCreate a Carpool in 4 Easy Steps Save time and money as well as doing your bit for the environment by setting up a carpool. It can be the best solution for those who commute long distances but have limited access to […] Posted in Money
  • 10 Ways To Sell on eBay10 Ways To Sell on eBay EBay is a cheap, safe way to generate cash quickly. Here are 10 tips guaranteed to provide the best return when you sell your stuff on eBay. Posted in Money
  • Top 10 DOs and DON’Ts of Christmas ShoppingTop 10 DOs and DON’Ts of Christmas Shopping Save a bundle and make Christmas gift giving a piece of cake, with tips from our guide to Christmas shopping. Posted in Money
  • Seven Secrets to Contest SuccessSeven Secrets to Contest Success Many people participate in contests and giveaways, but few actually win. To help you become one of them, divine.ca asked Carolyn Wilman, a.k.a. the Contest Queen, to share some of her […] Posted in Money
  • What Your Font Says About YouWhat Your Font Says About You There was a time when companies kept graphologists on staff to analyze candidates’ handwriting. Today, many employers are looking at your choice of typefaces to determine your character […] Posted in Money
  • How to Avoid Fraud and ScamsHow to Avoid Fraud and Scams Expert advice on how to recognize fraud in action—and protect yourself if you’ve fallen prey to a scam. Posted in Money