Publisher: Wiley, 2018, 289 pages
7 straightforward steps to solving any problem with creativity and rigor
Complex problem solving is the core skill for twenty-first century teams. It's the only way to keep up with rapid change. Winning organizations now rely on nimble, iterative problem solving, rather than traditional planning processes. In this book you'll learn the seven-step systematic approach to creative problem solving that will work in any field or industry. It employs a highly visual, logic-tree method that can be applied to any problem, from strategic business decisions to global social challenges. Charles and Rob, with decades of experience at McKinsey & Company and other institutions, provide a toolkit with 30 detailed real-world examples, so you can see exactly how the technique works in action.
For a starter, this is not a book about problem-solving, it is about decision-making, or rather the material you may need to have before taking a decision.
If you try to solve a real problem (especially wicked ones) and utilize these techniques, you'll be none the wiser. If don't know if this is really "the" McKinsey method (could be, as they seldom try to solve problems) or a unique Australian approach to Management (I have recently read a number of books from Australia that has got me questioning the management culture down under, but I may have been unlucky…)
Nothing new under the sun in this book, and they even fail their own first point in their examples (define the problem).
Not recommended reading.