Using step-by-step problem solving doesn’t always lead to perfect solutions, but it increases your likelihood of resolving the problem – partially or completely. It might also help you feel more in control of the situation.
One of the simplest causal analysis methods involves asking yourself “why” five times. You start by identifying the problem. “My house is always disorganised.” Then, you ask yourself why that is the case. You create a chain of inquiry that offers insight about the core of the problem.