The Ideal Future Problem Solving Team

Creating the idea problem solving / future trends team is pretty simple. In fact, simplicity is an important aspect of success. Understanding these basic principles, can differentiate between a game-changer or complete bust.

The Mind

Size Matters

With a future focused, problem forecasting, and solution creation team, you can’t have too many open minds at the same time. The ideal size is a minimum of three and a maximum of five team members.The people involved will all have the same goal of future problem solving, but by having too many divergent ideas in the same room, an unorganized, directionless discussion will develop quite quickly. So keep the team 3-5, and you’ll be in a great place.

Personality Matters

Let us pretend when have a three person team. The personality type of each person greatly changes the social dynamics of the group. It’s extremely important that all team members share the same overall goal, which is to solve a huge problem and to build a better future. However, it is equally important for a diversity of personality types.

An Example of a Future Problem Solving Team

Future Problem Solving

1. The Visionary

  • Idea people.
  • Their perceptive abilities cause them to see possibilities everywhere.
  • Primary interest in life is understanding the world that they live in.
  • Constantly absorbing ideas and images about the situations they are presented in their lives.
  • Extremely quick and correct in their ability to size up a situation.
  • Flexible and adapt well to a range of tasks.
  • Get excited and enthusiastic about their ideas, and are able to spread their enthusiasm to others.
  • Following through on the implementation of an idea is usually a chore.
  • Extremely visionary, inventive, and enterprising.
  • Fluent conversationalist, mentally quick, and enjoy verbal sparring with others.
  • Live in the world of possibilities, and become excited about concepts, challenges and difficulties.
  • When presented with a problem, they’re good at improvising and quickly come up with a creative solution.
  • Creative, clever, curious, and theoretical.

2. The Strategist

  • Capable of turning the big ideas or concepts and breaking them down into a workable plan.
  • Ability to challenge the Visionary, while still remaining a respect for them.
  • They aren’t the best at coming up with the ideas, but they quickly become enthusiastic.
  • Once they fully comprehend the idea, they are fantastic at working out possible plans to carry out the ideas.

3. The Duty Fulfiller

  • Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living.
  • Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable.
  • Well-developed powers of concentration.
  • Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments.
  • Well-organized and hard-working, they work steadily towards identified goals.
  • They can usually carry out any task once they have set their mind to it.
  • Have tremendous respect for facts.

Shake It Up

This is merely one example of a group with diversity, there are many ways you can try alternate teams, keeping a focus on making a team that’s diverse and have contrasting strengths and weaknesses. By keeping the team diverse, you create and environment of “accidental collaboration,” The opposing forces triggers a stronger team with a bigger potential.

There are endless possibilities to try out, and I strongly recommend that you experiment a while to see what works best for you.

The Beatles

Each member possessed different personality type, which made them stronger together than they could ever be by themselves.

  • John was a visionary, abstract thinker, with a great deal of imaginary. However, he was not great at turning these ideas into the finished product. It a contrast of future thinking, and a propensity for randomness, adventure, doing whatever felt good at the moment. As a result, he wasn’t strong at getting his song concepts into a polished, organized, consistent product.
  • Paul was great at turning big ideas and creating ways to make them.
  • He loved the imaginative, big vision, but go his greatest pleasure from working out the instrumentation and details of the final songs.
  • George was an introverted person. He was very insightful, relaxed, and much more spiritual. He also shared in the big vision, but his primary focus came from throwing in a beneficial part here and there.
  • As a team member, George served as a balance to John and Paul’s aggressive, extroverted, and controlling personalities. George didn’t crave or care about control.
  • Ringo was great at route detail, consistency, and execution of the finished product.
  • It didn’t upset him that he would not start the project, bur he found his enjoyment from carrying it out.



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