The purpose of this assignment is to apply the IDEAL problem-solving method to relevant business scenarios.

Professionals recognize the need to integrate problem solving skills in the work environment. The IDEAL problem-solving method developed by Bradford and Stein is implemented by Identifying the problem, Defining the problem, Exploring strategies, Acting on ideas, and Learning from experience.  

Review the “Problem Solving Scenarios” and select one relevant business scenario. You are required to address the following questions in a 300-500 word outline:

  • Examine the behaviors presented in the selected scenario. Apply the IDEAL problem-solving process to the scenario. Be sure you discuss each aspect (Identify, Define, Explore, Act, and Learn) of the method as it relates to the scenario.
  • Determine whether the behavior in the scenario could be described as unethical or illegal and how this should be addressed professionally.
  • Describe how you would resolve this issue using the IDEAL method.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. 

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