Giving people solutions is an ineffective way of creating desired outcomes.

Coming up with solutions releases a lot of dopamine so we are encouraged to do it, but pushing solutions onto others deprives them of the same and creates a situation of attempted dominance which in turn yields poor reception. Potential for status issues as well.rR1 Ways to help someone solve a problem effectively. Giving feedback rarely creates desired outcome, but can be improved with better approaches. Similar to micromanagement.

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)