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Getting into "solutions mode", a first step towards professional efficiency

June 21, 2021
Guylaine Prevost
Getting into solutions mode, a first step towards professional efficiency

Are you one of those people who believe that professional efficiency is a "must" for career development? Are you looking to improve your productivity and thereby the prosperity of the company or organization in which you work? If the answer is yes, but you don't know where to start, this article is for you!


For us, professional effectiveness is defined as the development of skills and knowledge throughout your career path. It is the sum of the investment in your know-how and your interpersonal skills.

And this is developed step by step!


Like everyone else, you all experience a problem or an irritant that disturbs your daily life. These can affect your efficiency and productivity, create frustration and often have repercussions on an entire team. How do you react to a problem or irritant?

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, things can happen so quickly that you can fall into the trap of "criticizing for the sake of criticizing".

However, it is possible to get out of it at any time by switching to "solution mode". It is never too late to readjust your aim and change your perception of a delicate situation. That's when it's time to take charge and take action.

There is a way to intervene, to react to move towards professional efficiency, because for every problem, there is a solution.


Let's compare two processes: the "criticize for the sake of criticizing" mode and the "solutions mode".


In some cases, it seems easier to "criticize for the sake of criticizing" in the short term, because there is a false belief that it is easier and requires less energy. It is very human to think that the problem will go away on its own or be taken care of by a colleague.

Problem/irritant -> criticize between colleagues -> toxic environment -> frustration in the team


The "solutions mode" is a state of mind (mindset) to develop in order to take a step towards professional efficiency. On a daily basis, your constructive mindset becomes your ally in dealing with problems and irritants. Stop using rose-colored glasses and realize that there is a solution to every problem.

Problem/irritant ->what is the cause ? -> situation analysis -> offer a solution

Out of curiosity, in which process do you most often recognize yourself? In "criticize to criticize mode" or in "solution mode"?


That with the right method a problem or irritant can be transformed into an opportunity?
That our training contributes to the personal and professional evolution in the improvement of any good company or organization?
That at the end of our training, you will propose solutions to solve a real problem that you are experiencing in your workplace?
With our training, you will be able to see that the basic element to achieve professional efficiency is, first and foremost, the development of your constructive spirit. Thus, you will be among the leaders contributing to the prosperity of your company or organization.


In summary, in all work environments, there are irritants and/or problems that create frustration within teams and even slow down their productivity and efficiency.

If you are currently experiencing this situation, we can help you.

Here is your opportunity to take action by registering for the training :


Professional Efficiency: Switching to a "Solution Mode"


Our course is based on a five-unit learning method:

  • UA1 The problem
  • UA 2 The issues
  • UA 3 The diagnosis
  • AU 4 An optimal solution
  • UA 5 Solution proposal in your workplace

This workshop-based course is composed of examples, case studies, concrete exercises and practical situations. Register today: this course will put you into action effectively.

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To learn more about our new services or to talk to us about your skills development needs, contact Cyrielle Renard at 514-380-8237 or by email:

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