In the previous article, I posted a list of Seven Ways to Resolve a Problem.
That was a list of ways to resolve a problem, as in solving or not solving it.
In this article, I have a list, found in old notes, of ways to dispose of a problem.
dis·pose Verb /disˈpōz/
1. Get rid of by throwing away or giving or selling to someone else. 2. Kill; destroy.
Here is the list:
1. Solving / The problem is solved. / Example: a candidate has to take a professional examination and the candidate prepares for it, takes it, and passes it. Example: The boss fired the manager who did not get the job done.
2. Death / The person who has the problem—or the person creating the problem—dies. / Example: The witness had a horrible accident and died.
3. Disappearance / The problem disappears. / Example: On the day the computer may be flooded by the rising river, the river does not rise enough. Example: The pesky prosecution witness does not appear in court.
4. Remoteness of hazard / The problem is very unlikely to occur. / Example: An employee blows the whistle on the CEO for doctoring the financial reports to the board.
5. Postponement / The problem is postponed. / Example: A heavy snowstorm prevents the board meeting.
6. Abstention / The problem is avoided. / Example: Allergy to chocolate requires one never to eat chocolate. Changing the financial reports is unethical and illegal, so don't do it.
7. Abandonment / The problem is let go. / Example: How do we travel to the stars? We give up; we cannot go without dying on the way. How do we get a functional government? We can't; the political system is beyond repair.