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Unlocking the Art of Problem-Solving in the Workplace

Problem-solving: it’s a buzzword often thrown around in discussions about career readiness.

But what does it mean, especially for young students stepping into the world of work? How can you effectively demonstrate this vital skill?

Let’s delve into the world of problem-solving with Visy and uncover the answers.

What is Problem-Solving?

At its core, problem-solving identifies challenges, analyses them, and develops practical solutions.

It’s not just about finding any solution but rather about finding the best one, given the circumstances.

In the workplace, problem-solving manifests in various forms, from resolving technical issues to navigating complex interpersonal dynamics.

Examples of Problem-Solving in Action

At Visy, we love solving problems! Like how we can make serious progress in sustainable packaging to increase recycled content, divert more from landfills, cut emissions, and protect our natural resources.

Here’s a quick look at problem-solving in action in the workplace:

  1. Process Optimisation: Imagine a production line at Visy facing bottlenecks. An employee uses data analysis to pinpoint the problem areas, implements new protocols, and streamlines the process, boosting efficiency.
  2. Innovation: When tasked with reducing waste in packaging materials, a team at Visy brainstorms and experiments with eco-friendly alternatives, leading to sustainable packaging solutions.
  3. Adaptation to Change: With the emergence of new recycling technologies, Visy employees proactively educate themselves, adapt their methodologies, and integrate cutting-edge solutions into their processes.

Hear from Electrical Apprentices Luke and Mia as they share more about their role at Visy and how problem-solving is one of the great aspects of their work!

Why Problem-Solving Matters at Visy

In the world of recycling, every day presents unique challenges, from optimising collection routes to developing innovative sorting techniques.

Problem-solving is not just advantageous; it’s essential for driving progress and sustainability.

At Visy, employees with strong problem-solving skills are invaluable assets, driving innovation and leading the charge toward a greener future.

After twenty years in the industry, Shaun joined Visy and loves the opportunity to continuously use his experience and skills to find sustainable solutions!

Make Problem Solving One of Your Key Skills!

Honing your problem-solving abilities is crucial as you prepare to enter the workforce.

Whether it’s through tackling real-world challenges or engaging in hands-on learning experiences, developing this skill will empower you to thrive in any career path you choose.

Join a collaborative team of like-minded individuals who want to make a meaningful impact.

And with a range of career opportunities at Visy, there’s no better place to get started! From trades and operators to accounting and finance – everyone is encouraged to look for new ways to improve what we do.

Ready to take on the challenge? Embrace problem-solving, and watch as doors of opportunity swing wide open in your career journey.

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