Problem solving with your POOCH

Ever had a problem that seemed too hard to solve?


POOCH is an acronym for a model to assist in problem solving and decision making.

Being a ‘visual’ person, seeing it written down helps me to make sense of the problem.

I have used this on many occasions and have recommended it to others who have found it to be a very useful tool.

Here is how it works:
P – PROBLEM – what is the problem?
O – OPTIONS – what can you do? (include every possible scenario)
O – OUTCOMES – what will happen if you act on that option?
C – CHOICE – what have you decided?
H – HOW – how are you going to do it? How did it go?

Rate each of your options and outcomes with a face – smiling / frowning / or neutral.

This will help you to sort out and identify the a likely way forward.

POOCH can really give you clarity, help organise your thoughts, and bring you peace of mind.

Download this form to help solve that problem.

POOCH Problem Solving Model

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